Shaping Emerging Technologies: Governance, Innovation, Discourse

Editors:
Kornelia Konrad et al.
Amount:
256
EAN/ISBN/ISSN:
978-3-89838-685-2
Publication Date:
Montag, 28. Oktober 2013
Volume:
004
Type:
Hardcover
Book Series:
Studies of New and Emerging Technologies / S.NET
Kategorien:
Nanotechnologie
Studies of New and Emerging Technologies / S.NET
Verfügbarkeit: deliverable
Price:
inkl. 7% Tax
60,00 €
The shape of new technologies is not set in advance. But how do different social circumstances and different groups of actors influence the forms and outcomes of scientific and technical innovation? What are the roles of governance institutions and policies, industry structures and strategies, discursive practices and imaginaries? How can processes of high-tech development be modulated to guide the progress of new technologies in responsive and responsible ways − and how might these approaches be adapted to different conditions across the world? The multidisciplinary contributions of this volume from experts in the social sciences and humanities, as well as practitioners in industry and consultancy, try to answer these questions by addressing nanotechnology and other emerging technoscientific fields, such as geoengineering and synthetic biology.
Shaping Emerging Technologies constitutes the fourth volume showcasing the research activities of the vibrant, multidisciplinary community of S.NET, the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies.