RC35 - Technology and Development

Chair

Dr (Ms ) Sheila Rai, University of Rajasthan
sheilarai@rediffmail.com

Department of political Science
St. Xavier's College, Jaipur University of Rajasthan
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

 

Emeritus chair

Prof. Dhirenda Vajpeyi, University of Northern Iowa
dkv@cfu.net

Department of Political science
University of Northern Iowa
117, Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IO 50614-0404
USA

 

Vice-Chairs

Dr. Ouyang Kang, Department of Political Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
kouyang@mail.hust.edu.cn

Dr. Miguel Rocha de Sousa, Departmento Economica, University of Evora (Portugal)
msousa@uevora.pt

Dr.  Rekha Bhushan, Cambridge School (India)
rekhabhushan2011@gmail.com

 

Secretary

Dr. (Ms) Bhanwri Sharma, Government College, Kaladera (India)
bhanwri@hotmail.com

 

Advisory Board

Dr. Arunoday Bajpai, Department of Political Science, Agra College, Agra (India) arunodaybajpai@gmail.com

Dr. Erica Gorback, Department of Political Science, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) ericagorbak@yahoo.com

Dr Phillip Mauceri, Department of Political Science and International Relations, New Paltz University (USA)

Dr. Antonio M. Buainan, Institute of Economics, State University of Campinas (Brazil)

Dr . Valentina Smorgunova, Faculty of Law, Herzen State University (Russia)

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1981; granted research committee status in 1990.

 

Objectives

Examines the complex relationship between technology and development in the context of the political and institutional process, using a comparative framework. Its specific objectives are to identify broad political, administrative and policy strategies related to technology transfer and environmentally sound sustainable development; to analyse policy options for dealing with global, transboundary, and domestic issues relating to technological changes and environmental challenges; to examine the ethical, cultural, legal, political, institutional, administrative, scientific and technological frameworks which underlie and shape the human dimension of global change.

To foster a global network of political scientists and others to engage in research in the dynamics of human interactions with science and technology; and to provide a comparative perspective to such issues as sustainable development, managing the environment, technology transfer, global environmental facility, role of international aid agencies.

 

Website

http://www.uni.edu/vajpeyi/IPSA/IPSA.html