New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 - 232 pages
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.
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.
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The secret to their success lay in having devised better procedures , not for
representing society's various interest groups , but for ... Of course , a politician
may cut one too many deals and effectively sell out his or her constituency's
It is disingenuous to think that science policies will not have elective affinities with
the interests of the dominant political party . Mooney admits as much in his close
association of what he regards as good science with the interests of Democrats ...
Box 5.1 The inquisitorial approach to epistemic justice • Motivated by the idea
that the interests of " science " are independent of scientists ' interests , and that
scientific error will not naturally self - correct . Scientists presumed guilty until
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