Learning Beyond Boundaries: Policy-Making in the Time of a Pandemic

5 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020

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Poonam Pandey

DST-Centre for Policy Research, IISc

Mario Pansera

University of Exeter Business School

Date Written: April 20, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pandey, Poonam and Pansera, Mario, Learning Beyond Boundaries: Policy-Making in the Time of a Pandemic (April 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581378 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3581378

Poonam Pandey (Contact Author)

DST-Centre for Policy Research, IISc ( email )

Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, 560012
India

Mario Pansera

University of Exeter Business School ( email )

Streatham Court
Xfi Building, Rennes Dr.
Exeter, EX4 4JH
United Kingdom

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