This is the hompage of the research network, Publics, Politics, and Technoscience in Contemporary Indian Contexts. This research network is funded in part by the NWOICSSR Social Science India-Netherlands (SSCIN) Scholar Exchange Program 2013-14. Wiebe E. Bijker, Aalok Khandekar (Maastricht University Science, Technology, and Society Studies (MUSTS) Research Program, Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and Shiv Visvanathan (Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O. P. Jindal Global University, India) are the main organizers of this research network. A full list of participants can be found here.

Our research network is organized around the question: What is the place of technoscience in ongoing re-articulations of culture, state, and society in contemporary India? Sub-questions orienting our inquiry include:

  • What models of innovation, public participation, and democratic governance are available and being implemented in technoscientific decision-making?
  • What (new) axes of inclusion and exclusion are evident in these processes?
  • How does the rise of consumerism implicate technoscientific-decision making?
  • How can an Indo-Dutch collaboration contribute to insights across these distinct political cultures?

A more detailed note on the background and goals of the workshop can be found on the “About the Workshop” page.

A first meeting of researchers affiliated with  the workshop will take place from November 17-21, 2014 at O. P. Jindal Global University. Check back this web-page for updates about the workshop. Refer to our contact page if you did like to contact workshop organizers for additional information.


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