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Beyond imagination : the ethics and applications of nanotechnology and bio-economics in South Africa

Author: Zamanzima Mazibuko; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection,
Publisher: Johannesburg : Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1048597033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zamanzima Mazibuko; Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection,
ISBN: 9780639986692 0639986692 9780639986685 0639986684
OCLC Number: 1088739154
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION --
The dynamics of new and emerging technologies in developing countries and the new role of the state. An Introduction; SOCIOTECHNICAL IMAGINARIES; SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: PRO-POOR STRATEGIES?; THE ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE; INNOVATION-LED GROWTH AND COLLABORATIONS; ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY: TO PURSUE OR NOT TO?; OUTLINE OF THE CHAPTERS IN THIS BOOK; REFERENCES; CHAPTER ONE --
The advancement of nanotechnology. A sustainable development or an untenable vision? THE EVOLUTION OF NANOTECHNOLOGYANCIENT NANOTECHNOLOGY: HOW FAR BACK DOES NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTUALLY GO?; US GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY; NANOTECHNOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA; THE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF NANOTECHNOLOGY; IS NANOTECHNOLOGY COMPATIBLE WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CHAPTER TWO --
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanotoxicology in South Africa; INTRODUCTION; TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES ON POTENTIAL RISKS TO BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS; IMMUNOTOXICITY EFFORTS ON HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE EXTENT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES IN SOUTH AFRICANANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY/COMPANIES; HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES; CONCLUSION; FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS; RECOMMENDATIONS; REFERENCES; CHAPTER THREE --
Envisioning and engaging the societal implications of nanotechnology. Is it too early for Africa to do nanoethics?; INTRODUCTION; THE GLOBAL NANOETHICS DEBATE: DEFINING THE ESSENCE AND SCOPE OF NANOETHICS; ARE THERE NEW ETHICAL ISSUES WITH NANOTECHNOLOGY?; BEYOND ETHICS: THE PEDAGOGY AND THE METHOD OF NANOETHICS NANOETHICS, NANO-DIVIDE, NANO-APARTHEID AND AFRICANANOETHICS AND SOUTH AFRICA'S 'UNFINISHED BUSINESS'; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CHAPTER FOUR --
Diseases of poverty. Nanomedicine research in South Africa; INTRODUCTION; LITERATURE REVIEW; METHODS; RESULTS; INTERVIEW RESULTS; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; REFERENCES; CHAPTER FIVE --
Building a bio-economy in South Africa. Lessons from biotechnology innovation networks in Taiwan; INTRODUCTION; LITERATURE REVIEW; DATA AND METHODS; ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION; SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN BIOTECHNOLOGY; INTERVIEWS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES CHAPTER SIX --
What can South Africa learn from high technology patents in India. An analysis of biotechnology patents through USPTOINTRODUCTION; TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY BUILDING; MEASURE OF TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY THROUGH PATENTS ANALYSIS; INDIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS' BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICIES; EVOLUTION OF THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN INDIA; SOUTH AFRICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY; SOUTH AFRICAN BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICIES; OBJECTIVES; METHODOLOGY; RESULTS; CONCLUDING REMARKS; APPENDIX I: OECD-RECOMMENDED IPC CODES RELATED TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
Responsibility: edited by Zamanzima Mazibuko.

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