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Development

, Volume 62, Issue 1–4, pp 116–120 | Cite as

Science, Technology and Innovation: Implications for Africa

  • Nnimmo BasseyEmail author
Local/Global Encounters
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Abstract

The article makes the case for the precautionary principle, where the balance of nature needs to trump the immediate profit of innovation. The penetration of technology in Africa revives old stereotypes about the continent, hegemonic dynamics reminiscent of colonization, and stir a verity of social conflicts as profits and corporate interests come before the people and the environment.

Keywords

Precautionary principle Regulations Risk assessment Hegemony Dependency Injustice 

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© Society for International Development 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health of Mother Earth FoundationBenin CityNigeria

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