Journal of Scientometric Research, 2019, 8, 1, 54-61.
Published: April 2019
Type: Book Review
PhD Scholar at Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences-1, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA.
The Book discusses the prospect of Governance of Science and Technology within the existing International Economic Order with a special focus on Mega regional agreements with Chapters on Technology. To begin with, the authors could have done well to conceptualise governance as distinct from regulation, as also limiting the understanding of the International Economic Order to its structural elements and organisation.[1,2] It is another matter that even this epistemic division on the approach apart, the process of negotiation has several pitfalls. The Book does attempt to address the reality that Institutional alignment in multilateralism is beset with the policy processes for generating consensus. Compared to the harmonisation agenda, this seems like a truncated attempt at survivalism. This Book reminds one of the Termites in the Trading System, i.e., preferential trading agreements as undermining free trade. Read More …