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Inclusive Innovation for Development: Meeting the Demands of Justice through Public Action

Papaioannou, T

Routledge Focus. Routledge   June 20 2018

ISBN 9781138304864 (hardback)

ISBN 9780203729724 (e-book)

Innovation has the potential to address a number of development challenges such as combating poverty and delivering health services, but all too often technological progress has failed to consider the needs of the poor, and has actually served to increase inequalities, rather than sharing out the benefits of new technologies and economic growth. Inclusive Innovation for Development outlines a theory of justice in innovation, arguing that principles of equity, recognition and participation can guide the direction of contemporary innovation systems towards equalizing social relations in the production of knowledge and innovation, and meeting the basic needs of the poor.