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Nanotechnology and Developing Countries - Part 1: What Possibilities

Maclurcan, Donald C. (2005) Nanotechnology and Developing Countries - Part 1: What Possibilities. Online Journal of Nanotechnology .

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In recent times, nanotechnology has been included in a number of the debates considering emerging technology and developing countries. However, the literature considering nanotechnology’s application to the developing world has often varied in its interpretation of what nanotechnology really is. Furthermore, despite a wide range of perspectives as to the relevance, appropriateness and potential impact of nanotechnology for developing countries, the key debates have often remained disengaged. This paper attempts to clarify understandings of nanotechnology and synthesize discussions on issues of relevance, appropriateness and distribution with respect to developing countries. In support, recent developments in nanotechnology and healthcare are provided.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:9734
Deposited On:22 Apr 2011 13:54
Last Modified:22 Apr 2011 13:54

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