Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences?

Science Communication 27 (2):268-291 (2005)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In this article we argue that nanotechnology represents an extraordinary opportunity to build in a robust role for the social sciences in a technology that remains at an early, and hence undetermined, stage of development. We examine policy dynamics in both the United States and United Kingdom aimed at both opening up, and closing down, the role of the social sciences in nanotechnologies. We then set out a prospective agenda for the social sciences and its potential in the future shaping of nanotechnology research and innovation processes. The emergent, undetermined nature of nanotechnologies calls for an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary model of social science research.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,213

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Negotiating Plausibility: Intervening in the Future of Nanotechnology.Cynthia Selin - 2011 - Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):723-737.
Understanding Public Debate on Nanotechnologies.Rene von Schomberg (ed.) - 2010 - Publications Office of the European Union.
Corporate Social Responsibility for Nanotechnology Oversight.Jennifer Kuzma & Aliya Kuzhabekova - 2011 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (4):407-419.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Social Good.Ronald Sandler & W. D. Kay - 2006 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (4):675-681.
The Laboratory Revisited.Robert Doubleday - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (2):167-176.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-01-29

Downloads
25 (#459,184)

6 months
1 (#414,449)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?