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Science, Technology and Innovation: Implications for Africa

Nnimmo Bassey ()
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Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 116-120

Abstract: 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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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