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Researching Inequality through Science and Technology

Objective

Recent research has established that S&T do not merely cause or alleviate inequality, but are more profoundly implicated in social relations of distribution and access. The most pervasive and obdurate sources of social distribution are enshrined and entrenched in S&T systems.
This Project's objective is to understand processes that contribute to the increase in inequalities through the role of S&T, but also to understand processes that contribute to mitigate inequalities through S&T. The enhanced role of S&T in the global knowledge economy gives such understanding urgency. ResIST will:
Analyze how global policy contexts for key S&T processes affect the distribution and redistribution of knowledge resources, and the scope for alternative framings (WP 1);
Identify the features of effective policies and programmes to build S&T human capital and institutional capacity in disadvantaged populations and places (WP 2);
Critically assess new initiatives to construct S&T priorities reflecting the needs of the disadvantaged, and review current constraints and future opportunities for their full realization (WP 3A);
Map structures of accountability in the distribution of technological risks, and propose effective accountability channels to protect the poor from such risks (WP 3B);
Model the impact of new research-based technologies on the poor through dynamics such as employment, lowering costs, and impact on public services (WP 4).
In a horizontal activity, involve policymaker and practitioner stakeholders in three representative world regions in Europe, in Southern Africa and in the Caribbean and Latin America in the process of developing and implementing options identified in the Project. In particular use the insights developed in 1-5 to test with stakeholders the opportunity to develop tools to assess S&T policy options to achieve wider social inclusiveness for developed and developing countries and the possible distributional impacts of research programmes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-CITIZENS-5
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR STUDIER AV FORSKNING SENTER FOR INNOVASJONSFOSKNING (NIFU STEP)
Norway
Address
Wergelandsvn 7
Oslo
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Postbus 19268 Amsterdam
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS SOCIAIS
Portugal
Address
Praca De D. Diniz, Colegio De S. Jeronimo
3087 Coimbra
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
Msida
ORTADOGU TEKNOPARK GELISTIRME MUHENDISLIK INSAAT TAAHHUT VE TICARET A.S.
Turkey
Address
Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Odtu-teknokent (Metu-technopolis) Ikizler
Ankara
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho
257 Maputo
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Address

Private Bag X1 Matieland
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
United States
Address
505 10Th Street, Nw
Atlanta
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
765 Brownlow Hill, Foundation Building
Liverpool