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The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science

Edited by: David Tyfield , Rebecca Lave , Samuel Randalls , Charles Thorpe

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138922983
eBook ISBN: 9781315685397
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315685397
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Book description

The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early twenty-first century. ?Science? and ?innovation? are increasingly tasked with driving and reshaping a troubled global economy while also tackling multiple, overlapping global challenges, such as climate change or food security, global pandemics or energy security. But responding to these demands is made more complicated because R&I themselves are changing. Today, new global patterns of R&I are transforming the very structures, institutions and processes of science and innovation, and with it their claims about desirable futures. Our understanding of R&I needs to change accordingly.

Responding to this new urgency and uncertainty, this handbook presents a pioneering selection of the growing body of literature that has emerged in recent years at the intersection of science and technology studies and political economy. The central task for this research has been to expose important but consequential misconceptions about the political economy of R&I and to build more insightful approaches. This volume therefore explores the complex interrelations between R&I (both in general and in specific fields) and political economies across a number of key dimensions from health to environment, and universities to the military.

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science offers a unique collection of texts across a range of issues in this burgeoning and important field from a global selection of top scholars. The handbook is essential reading for students interested in the political economy of science, technology and innovation. It also presents succinct and insightful summaries of the state of the art for more advanced scholars.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Political Economy of Science Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The “Marketplace of Ideas” and the Centrality of Science to Neoliberalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Political Economy of the Manhattan Project Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Knowledge Economy, the Crash and the Depression Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Science and Engineering in Digital Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  US Pharma's Business Model Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Research & Innovation (And) After Neoliberalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Controlled Flows of Pharmaceutical Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Open Access Panacea Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Political Economy of Higher Education and Student Debt Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Changes in Chinese Higher Education in the Era of Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Financing Technoscience Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Ethical Government of Science and Innovation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Political Economy of Military Science Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Genetically Engineered Food for a Hungry World Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Biodiversity Offsetting Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Distributed Biotechnology Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Translational Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Are Climate Models Global Public Goods? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Renewable Energy Research and Development Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Synthetic Biology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Toward a Political Economy of Neoliberal Climate Science Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Commercializing Environmental Data Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Science and Standards Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Agnotology and the New Politicization of Science and Scientization of Politics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Reconstructing or Reproducing? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Transformation of Chinese Science Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Postcolonial Technoscience and Development Aid Download PDF
Chapter  29:  World-System Analysis 2.0 Download PDF
Chapter  30:  From Science as “Development Assistance” to “Global Philanthropy” Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Traveling Imaginaries Download PDF
Chapter  32:  What Is Science Critique? Lessig, Latour Download PDF
Introduction_Beyond_crisis_in_the Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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