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Politics of Innovation and Development: the Role of Industry Associations in Integrating Political, Industrial and Health Systems in India and South Africa

Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius (2016). Politics of Innovation and Development: the Role of Industry Associations in Integrating Political, Industrial and Health Systems in India and South Africa. In: 66th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference: Politics and the Good Life, 21-23 March 2016, Brighton, UK.

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Abstract

Integrating political, industrial and healthcare systems has been a major challenge for politics of innovation and development policy in low and middle income countries. This challenge has so far been understood in terms of separate industrial and health related innovation policies without paying adequate attention to the institutional roles of biopharmaceutical and other umbrella associations. This paper seeks to examine such roles in the developmental contexts of South Africa and India. The argument put forward is that in both countries biopharmaceutical and umbrella associations have evolved from lobbying organisations to institutional partners who influence the politics of innovation and development, and therefore the degree of integration and fragmentation of political, industrial innovation and health systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Industry Associations; Politics of Innovation; International Development; Health Systems; India; South Africa
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 45890
Depositing User: Theo Papaioannou
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 09:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45890
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