In a world increasingly shaped by complex interactions of humans with technological systems, everything from agriculture to medical interventions, from public opinion making to smart city programmes, and from surveillance to commerce is mediated through and enabled by technologies. It is imperative therefore to understand what shapes the policies and programmes that govern these interactions and conversely how such interactions shape policies. Across boundaries of nation states and business regulation; technology policy interventions and formulation require detailed engagement with contexts, theories, and on-ground practicalities of the changing relationship between science, technology, and society.
The Centre for Policy Studies aims to study these developing technologies from within the Indian context, in order to create relevant and effective policy models for regulation and governance. Responsible Innovation, risk, and governance structures are some of the areas that this research group intends to focus on.