Science, Politics and Morality: Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$167.88
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $160.71
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 23%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $160.71   
  • New (5) from $160.71   
  • Used (1) from $248.93   

Overview

Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed.
The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048142118
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Series: Theory and Decision Library A: Series , #17
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Controversies about Risks and Policy Implications: Controversies and Political Decision Making; Controversies about Risks and their Relation to Different Paradigms in Biological Research; Probabilistic Uncertainty and Technological Risks; Part II: Concepts of Science for Policy: A New Branch of Science, Inc.; The Emergence of Post-Normal Science; Part III: The Use of Social Science in the Policy Making Process: Argumentation and Power in Evaluation-Research and in Its Utilization in the Policy Making Process; Part IV: Ethical Problems with Developments in Science and Technology: Scientific Knowledge, Discourse Ethics, and Consensus Formation on Public Issues; The Argument about a New Paradigm for Health Research; AIDS and Human Rights: A Societal Choice; Part V: Public and State Interests in the Development and Control of Technology: Biotechnology and Social Perception; Scientific Controversies in Food Biotechnology; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)