Learning Beyond Boundaries: Policy-Making in the Time of a Pandemic
5 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 20, 2020
This commentary critically analyses the recent policy response to the COVID 19 crisis in India. By debunking the illusion of control through intelligent use of science and technology, we argue for the recognition of multiple vulnerabilities that are often excluded in narrow, elitist and top-down S&T based accounts. In order to device an apt response for the current outbreak we propose for democratic governance of science and technology, learning across disciplinary boundaries and knowledge communities and inclusive and empowered knowledge sharing mechanisms.
Keywords: Knowledge, Expertise, Vulnerability, Risk Communication, Science and Technology
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