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Symposium ’09: final session – Responses from the international community, government, media, civil society and the private sector

The last session, chaired by Melissa Leach, invited various participants to feed back on the preceding discussions.

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Symposium ’09: Session 4 – Internationalisation of science, technology and innovation policy – what room for “constitutional” reform?

In response to the set of proposals put forward in the New Manifesto (outlined by Andy Stirling), this session, chaired by Adrian Ely, discussed the potential for reform of institutions involved in setting STI policy (including governmental and non-governmental actors at national and international levels).

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Symposium ’09: Session 2 – Grassroots/bottom up innovation – how to facilitate emergence and flourishing

The second session, chaired by Ian Scoones, took forward one of the focal points of the new manifesto, that innovation is already occurring across the world in forms that are not necessarily picked up by conventional metrics or policies.

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Symposium ’09: Session 1 – Themes, challenges and opportunities – international debates

This first session, chaired by Melissa Leach, introduced and contextualised the new manifesto project, outlining some of the assumptions of mainstream approaches and identifying opportunities and challenges for radical change.

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Symposium ’09: What happened

This is the first of a series of posts which put forward summaries of the sessions at the STEPS annual symposium 2009, especially the implications of these discussions for the shape and content of the new manifesto and for the wider project of which it forms a part. (You can also download the full Symposium Report here.)

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STEPS Centre Symposium 2009

We live in a time of transformations. The collapse of the Washington “consensus”, the financial crisis, the rise of China and other emerging economies and, of course, the threat of global climate change call for a rethinking of existing institutions, structures and paradigms.

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