IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Technology and Sustainable Development

Course ID
HS 5060

Concept of Global Public Goods and Public Policies Understanding technological progress
Technology and economic development: historical perspectives
Concept of sustainable development: Origins, rationality and legitimation
Ecosystems and social systems: Illustrations of unsustainable and sustainable human-ecosystems interactions
Management of natural resources (renewable and non-renewable)
Concept and applications of “precautionary principles” Sustainable development – inter-temporal ethics Sustainable development and traditional knowledge Role of International institutions in sustainable development Sustainable development and civil societies Sustainable Development Index: a critical appraisal

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