Conference "Technology, institutions and development: Perspectives from economics, anthropology and geography". Date: 18-19.02.2011. Site: Jena, Germany. Deadline: 12.12.2010
The Conference is aimed to bring together contributions – theoretical and empirical, qualitative and quantitative, from any disciplinary background – that focus on the multifaceted interactions between (groups of) individuals, science and technology, institutional structures, and the different social practices associated with them in development processes.
The following is an incomplete list of themes and topics that should serve as a guide to submit papers, and for which one or more leading scholars in the field has been invited to contribute:
- Power and institutional asymmetries in the process of development
- Gender issues in institutional and technological change to development
- Science and technology: producers and users
- Change in consumption, structural change and agrarian change
- Economic development: evolutionary approaches
- Development studies: historical views
The Workshop will be hosted at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena. The workshop is structured in seven plenary sessions on the main themes and related topics. Each session
includes 3 presenters and discussants, among which an invited leading scholar in the field. Sessions are organized in order to have scholars from different disciplines/methodology of investigation presenting on the same topic. The final session of the Workshop will be structured as a panel discussion between leading and younger scholars on each specific theme.
PhD students, young researchers and established scholars are encouraged to participate by submitting and presenting contributions.