Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime / Edition 1

Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime / Edition 1

by Mario Kaiser
     
 

A multiplicity of stakeholders have begun to analyze the implications of nanotechnology. In the course of these efforts, a social phenomenon has emerged, one defined in this book as assessment regime, which explores and critically analyses this regime.See more details below

Overview

A multiplicity of stakeholders have begun to analyze the implications of nanotechnology. In the course of these efforts, a social phenomenon has emerged, one defined in this book as assessment regime, which explores and critically analyses this regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048128334
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Series:
Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook Series, #27
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Going ‘Nano’: Opportunities and RisksIntroduction to Part IChapter I: Martina Merz: "Reinventing a Laboratory: Nanotechnology as a Resource for Organizational Change"Chapter II: Monika Kurath: "Negotiating Nano: From Assessing Risks to Disciplinary Transformations"Chapter III: Christian Kehrt & Peter Schüssler: "‘Nanoscience is 100 Years Old.’ The Defensive Appropriation of Nanodiscourse within the Disciplinary Boundaries of Crystallography"Part II: Making Sense: Visions, Images, and Video GamesIntroduction to Part IIChapter IV: Joachim Schummer: "From Nano-Convergence to NBIC-Convergence: ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’"Chapter V: Christopher Coenen: "Deliberating Visions: The Case of Human Enhancement in the Discourse on Nanotechnology and Convergence"Chapter VI: Andreas Lösch: "Visual Dynamics: The Defuturization of the Popular ‘Nano-Discourse’ as an Effect of Increasing Economization"Chapter VII: Colin Milburn: "Digital Matters: Video Games and the Cultural Transcoding of Nanotechnology"
Part III:Assessing ‘Nano’: Repercussions on ResearchIntroduction to Part IIIChapter VIII: Arie Rip & Marloes van Amerom: "Emerging de facto Agendas Surrounding Nanotech-nology: Two Cases Full of Contingencies, Lockouts, and Lock-Ins"Chapter IX: Armin Grunwald & Peter Hocke: "The Risk Debate on Nanoparticles: Contribution to a Normalisation of the Science/Society Relationship?"Chapter X: Mario Kaiser: "Futures Assessed: How Technology Assessment, Ethics and Think Tanks Make Sense of an Unknown Future"
Part IV:Assessing Dialogue: Governing ‘Nano’ by ELSIIntroduction to Part IVChapter XI: Alain Kaufmann, Claude Joseph, Catherine El-Bez & Marc Audétat:"Why enrol citizens in the governance of nanotechnology?"Chapter XII: Risto Karinen & David H. Guston: "Toward Anticipatory Governance: The Experience with Nanotechnology"Chapter XIII: Christoph Rehmann-Sutter & Jackie Leach Scully: "Which Ethics for (of) the Nanotechnologies?"
Part V: Deconstructing the Assessment RegimeIntroduction to Part VChapter XIV: Alfred Nordmann & Astrid Schwarz: "Lure of the ‘Yes’: The Seductive Power of Technoscience"Chapter XV: Matthew Kearnes: "The Time of Science: Deliberation and the ‘New Governance’ of Nanotechnology"Chapter XVI: Sabine Maasen: "Converging Technologies – Diverging Reflexivities? Intellectual Work in Knowledge-Risk-Media-Audit Societies"

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