New PDF release: Amulya Reddy: Citizen Scientist

By S. Ravi Rajan

ISBN-10: 8125037136

ISBN-13: 9788125037132

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 assets: journals, ebook chapters, newspapers and magazines. This e-book selects a few of his such a lot salient contributions into one simply obtainable reader.

The first half includes six papers on know-how selection and improvement possible choices, together with 3 vast 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, significantly analysing the regulations of 1 of the prime overseas monetary associations. the second one part addresses Reddy’s paintings on strength coverage. This part begins out with a wide evaluation of the strength hindrance in India. it truly is through a protracted essay articulating Reddy's coverage making framework, his renowned “DEFENDUS” technique. the subsequent articles specialise in rural contexts, and speak about targets, suggestions, and layout standards for strength provision therein. The part ends with broader papers at the classes of the California power difficulty, and Nuclear strength, respectively. The ebook 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 rationale on construction 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 particularly awesome is that Reddy controlled to be a hugely unique and efficient scientist whereas defying lots of the conventions of the way wisdom is produced in institutionalised technology in India. both awesome is the style within which he has continuously built-in morality and social imaginative and prescient together with his quest for wisdom making.

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