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Science, society and power : environmental knowledge and policy in West Africa and the Caribbean

Author: James Fairhead; Melissa Leach
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings science to the heart of debates about globalisation, exploring the globalisation of science and its contrasting effects in Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, and Trinidad,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fairhead; Melissa Leach
ISBN: 0521828740 9780521828741 0521535662 9780521535663
OCLC Number: 717849839
Description: XI, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Science and society: an ethnographic approach; 2. Science and globalising in governance; 3. Science and policy in Trinidad and Guinea: comparative settings; 4. Biodiversity and conservation in Guinea; 5. Biodiversity and conservation in Trinidad; 6. Sustainable timber production and forest management in Guinea; 7. Sustainable timber production and forest management in Trinidad; 8. Science and policy in society: mass-media and education; 9. Reflections on science, society and power.
Responsibility: James Fairhead and Melissa Leach.

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'In this timely book, Fairhead and Leach ... effectively demolish persistent stereotypes associated with science, governance, development, and globalization ... Science, Society, and Power presents a Read more...

 
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