S. Ravi Rajan's Amulya Reddy: Citizen Scientist PDF

By S. Ravi Rajan

Amulya Reddy is an iconic identify on the earth of power coverage and improvement alternatives.
His paintings has encouraged a number of generations of students, coverage analysts and activists, and maintains to stay vital and appropriate. besides the fact that, his writings are opened up throughout a wide range of resources: journals, ebook chapters, newspapers and magazines. This ebook selects a few of his so much salient contributions into one simply obtainable reader.

The first half includes six papers on know-how selection and improvement choices, together with 3 extensive conceptual essays on technological know-how, know-how and improvement pathways; 3 papers that supply concrete solutions; and an editorial at the international financial institution, severely analysing the rules of 1 of the major foreign monetary associations. the second one part addresses Reddy’s paintings on power coverage. This part begins out with a vast evaluate of the strength difficulty in India. it truly is by means of a protracted essay articulating Reddy's coverage making framework, his renowned “DEFENDUS” technique. the following articles concentrate on rural contexts, and talk about ambitions, innovations, and layout standards for power provision therein. The part ends with broader papers at the classes of the California strength main issue, and Nuclear strength, respectively. The e-book is prefaced with an autobiographical essay, and excerpts of an interview he gave to the editor in the summertime of 2002.

Reddy used to be a citizen-scientist cause on development clinical and technological traditions that addressed the “needs of the neediest”. His paintings exemplifies what the famous social scientist, Ashis Nandy, has defined as “alternative sciences”. what's in particular impressive is that Reddy controlled to be a hugely unique and efficient scientist whereas defying many of the conventions of ways wisdom is produced in institutionalised technology in India. both outstanding is the style during which he has continually built-in morality and social imaginative and prescient together with his quest for wisdom making.

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