Mastering The Machine: Poverty, Aid And Technology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mastering The Machine

Poverty, Aid And Technology, 1st Edition

By Ian Smillie


282 pages

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Hardback: 9780367004873
pub: 2019-04-18

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 'Mastering the Machine Revisited' is about the connection between poverty, aid and technology. It is about a search that has been going on, officially in the developing world for over forty years, and less officially in most countries since the beginning of time. It is a search driven today by more hard core poverty than has ever been known, and b

Table of Contents

Preface -- The failure to learn from failure -- A tale of two worlds -- Poverty in the South -- The best of the West; thinking big -- The third sector and the Third World -- What We Know -- Technology in history: lies and promises -- Small is beautiful -- Farmers, food and forests -- Post-harvest technologies -- Energy and power -- The house that Jack built: construction materials -- Light engineering and the very late starters -- An enabling environment -- Perspectives on women and technology -- Employment and the informal sector: the economists lose control -- Technology: the policy factor -- Mastering the machine

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General