New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies / Edition 1

New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies / Edition 1

by Steve Fuller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745636934

ISBN-13: 9780745636931

Pub. Date: 10/08/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.

*Should science and technology be treated as separate entities?*What impact has globalization had on science and

Overview

Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.

*Should science and technology be treated as separate entities?*What impact has globalization had on science and technology? *Can science be clearly distinguished from other forms of knowledge? *Does the politicization of science really matter?
*Is there a role for the social regulation of scientific inquiry?
*Should we be worried about research fraud?

These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.

New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745636931
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Series:
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Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables and Boxes     vi
Introduction     1
The Demarcation Problem     9
Science's Need for Revolution     11
Science's Need for Unity     53
The Democratization Problem     83
Contrasting Visions     85
The Politics of Science Journalism     128
So-called Research Ethics     145
The Transformation Problem     179
The Future of Humanity     181
The Future of Science and Technology Studies     205
Bibliography     218
Index     230

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