This book is the world’s first comprehensive assessment of nanotechnology’s foreseen implications for global development and provides important groundwork for subsequent research. The book places nanotechnology’s emergence within a broad historical and contemporary global context, while developing and testing an interpretive framework through which to assess nanotechnology’s claims. It establishes great clarity about the nature of global engagement with nanotechnology research and development, revealing surprising scenarios, unacknowledged by most mainstream commentators. The book concludes by exploring a range of perspectives from Thailand and Australia about nanotechnology’s foreseen implications for global inequity, thereby providing important ground for reflection.
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