Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs: Activists and the Politics of Technology (Canberra: Friends of the Earth, 1979), 84 pages


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What are the best ways to achieve beneficial change in society? Will widespread use of solar energy and other renewable energy sources bring about a good society? What technologies will be promoted by vested interests in government and big business?

Changing the cogs provides a framework for tackling these sorts of questions. It is about the relationship of politics and technology, and in particular about the role of citizen activists and of powerful groups in society in affecting technological innovation.

Changing the cogs does not offer any final answers. But it provides information and ideas for those concerned about technology and the struggle for a better society.

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