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Politics and Technology / Edition 1
     

Politics and Technology / Edition 1

by John Street
 

ISBN-10: 0898620198

ISBN-13: 9780898620191

Pub. Date: 09/25/1992

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This volume provides a broad-ranging acount of the relationship between politics and technology in the modern world. It shows how political processes and values shape the developmentof technology and, in turn , how new technologies influence the conduct of politics. The core concern of the book is how democratic control can be exercised in all aspects of

Overview

This volume provides a broad-ranging acount of the relationship between politics and technology in the modern world. It shows how political processes and values shape the developmentof technology and, in turn , how new technologies influence the conduct of politics. The core concern of the book is how democratic control can be exercised in all aspects of technological decision- making and how technology can be used to extend demmocracy. Street shows that much publicized 'natural' disasters from the explosions at Chernobyl and Bhopal to the erosion of the ozone layer have politicalas well as technologicalcauses and examines the way in which telecomunications, biotechnology and other technologies are used both to serve and subvert politcal aspirations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898620191
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/1992
Series:
Conduct of Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Few Technicalities.
2. Political Change and Technical Change.
3. The State and Technology.
4. The Politics of Science.
5. The Political Effects of Technology.
6. Choosing Technologies.
7. The Green Solution.
8. The Technical Fix.
9. Democracy and Technology.

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