Knowledge Politics: Governing the Consequences of Science and Technology

Knowledge Politics: Governing the Consequences of Science and Technology

by Nico Stehr
     
 

This book argues that new technologies and society's response to them have created a relatively new phenomenon, 'knowledge politics'. Nico Stehr describes Western society's response to a host of new technologies developed only since the 1970s, including genetic experiments, test-tube human conception, recombinant DNA and embryonic stem cells; genetically engineered

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Overview

This book argues that new technologies and society's response to them have created a relatively new phenomenon, 'knowledge politics'. Nico Stehr describes Western society's response to a host of new technologies developed only since the 1970s, including genetic experiments, test-tube human conception, recombinant DNA and embryonic stem cells; genetically engineered foods, neurogenetics and genetic engineering, and reproductive cloning and the reconstruction of the human ancestral genome. He looks also at the prospective fusion of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, transgenic human engineering and cognitive science whose products may, as its boosters claim, some day cure disease, slow the aging process, eliminate pollution and generally enhance human performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510878
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Political Economy of the World-System Annuals Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge about Knowledge
2. The Governance of Knowledge
3. Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions
4. The Moralization of the Market
5. Globalization and Knowledge Politics

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