Nanotechnology and Global Equality

Donald Maclurcan

March 27, 2012 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 300 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814303392 - CAT# N10486


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  • Provides the most comprehensive contemporary review of the literature on nanotechnology and development
  • Reveals previously unknown aspects of global engagement with nanotechnology research and development
  • Draws on the perspectives of prominent individuals from Thailand and Australia across a range of sectors


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 clarifies 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.