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Nanotechnology, Governance, and Knowledge Networks in the Global South

  • Marcela Suárez Estrada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marcela Suárez Estrada
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marcela Suárez Estrada
    Pages 67-87
  4. Marcela Suárez Estrada
    Pages 89-95
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 97-101

About this book

Introduction

The seemingly unlimited technological potential of nanotechnology brings with it new practices of governance, networking, and exercising power and agency. Focusing on scholars in the Global South, this text covers nanotechnology discourses, imaginaries, and materialities as they circulate and interact within governance knowledge networks. Rather than adapt their actions to existing governance mechanisms and science, technology, and innovation policy, researchers use the imaginary of nanotechnology to create new symbolic and material incentives, thus shaping its governance. By tracing the constantly shifting asymmetries of knowledge and power, the book offers fresh insights into the dynamics of knowledge networks. 

Keywords

Nanotechnology Science and Technology Studies Knowledge Networks Transnational Knowledge Networks Mexico Innovation Policy Policy Incentives Asymmetries of Knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcela Suárez Estrada
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69514-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69513-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69514-3
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