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Engineering and development: interrogating concepts and practices

Robbins, Peter T. and Crow, Ben (2007). Engineering and development: interrogating concepts and practices. Journal of International Development, 19(1) pp. 75–82.

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Abstract

Many problems faced by the South are rooted as much in longstanding social, economic and environmental difficulties as in the dearth of appropriate engineering solutions. Constraints range from the institutional, to the cultural, to the technological and spatial. Engineers engage with these hurdles in different ways. The contributors to this policy arena map out different ways institutions and engineers connect with the challenges, whether informally, or out of necessity, or through the iterative unfolding of society and technology. In so doing, they add to discussions about how policy can support best practice in engineering.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0954-1748
Keywords: engineering; sustainable development; policy discourse
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 7510
Depositing User: Peter Robbins
Date Deposited: 02 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7510
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