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By Adrian Ely and Ian Scoones
In the 40 years since the original “Sussex Manifesto”, the global landscape of science, technology and innovation has altered radically. The emergence of new centres of innovation in many of what were in 1970 grouped as “developing countries” has important implications not only for those interested in maintaining the competitiveness of the more established economic powers, but more importantly for addressing global challenges of poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability.
Technology at the Core: Science and Technology with Indira Gandhi by Ashok Parthasarathi
”Ashok Parthasarathi was Mrs Gandhi’s secretary for science and technology during her first term as prime minister. [This] […] book […] reveals much about Mrs Gandhi and her approach to science and technology. The book’s chapters deal with the role of science and technology in a variety of different areas such as: the preparation of India’s first science and technology plan, electronics, atomic energy, space, defence and industrial technology.” (Oldham, 2008: 782).