P.hd in Studies in Science Policy:Technology, Environmentalism and Sustainable Development

Jawaharlal Nehru University
In New Delhi

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New Delhi
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi , 110067, Delhi, India
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P.hd in Studies in Science Policy:Technology, Environmentalism and Sustainable Development

The Centre offers M.Phil/Ph.D. and direct Ph.D. programmes. The M.Phil. programme requires completion of 24 credits in four semesters. Direct Ph.D. programme is open to scholars who have completed an M.Phil. degree in one of the social or natural science disciplines or demonstrated their research capability by way of equivalent published work in science policy studies. The Centre strongly recommends such direct Ph.D. scholars to audit courses at the M.Phil. level for two semesters while pursuing research.

Analysis in Science and Technology Policy
Research Methodology
Science and Technology in a Social Context
Technology Futures Analysis
Economics of Technological Change Innovation Systems
Technology, Environmentalism and Sustainable Development
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR):A Foundation Course

This theme is intended to map and explore a contemporary hybrid intellectual terrain that has been shaped at the intersection of technology, environmentalism and sustainable development. Increasingly, the power of science and technology to legitimise environmental action and in turn for the latter to determine development agendas is widely recognised. Many aspects of technology choices, environmentalism and sustainable development, in other words, have overwhelmingly begun to draw upon and orient each other. Thus there is now a felt need for an altogether fresh range of conceptual, theoretical and analytical perspectives for understanding how these formerly discrete domains of academic enquiry have begun to fuse and achieve traction as a dialogue. This course will be an interdisciplinary attempt and will, in particular, concentrate on surveying and examining an already considerable literature that exists on the overlap between science, sustainable development and environmentalism. Some of the themes and topics will be: a) Discourses on ‘sustainable development'; b) the ‘two natures' of environment and development; c) green critiques of development; d) the production of environmental activism; e) environmental technologies and its social framings; f) globalising environmentalism; and g)the political ecology of sustainability.

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