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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Turning more explicitly to the political side of Latour's science policy, the history
of constitutional thought offers an important precedent. The late eighteenth
century witnessed the rise of two paradigms of constitution-making, American
... advantage of the American over the French founding fathers was their ability to
design a robust yet supple system of government capable of withstanding
substantial, albeit unknowable, long-term changes in the Constitution of the polity
Therefore, given the often conflicting and self-serving nature of expert testimony, I
place great store on the constitution of forums for scientific debate to manage
these differences, very much on the model of “separation of powers” and “checks
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