RC35 - Technology and Development


Dr (Ms ) Sheila Rai, University of Rajasthan

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


Emeritus chair

Prof. Dhirenda Vajpeyi, University of Northern Iowa

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



Dr. Ouyang Kang, Department of Political Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)

Dr. Miguel Rocha de Sousa, Departmento Economica, University of Evora (Portugal)

Dr.  Rekha Bhushan, Cambridge School (India)



Dr. (Ms) Bhanwri Sharma, Government College, Kaladera (India)


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)



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



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.