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Technology & Engineering Social Aspects

Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies

edited by Kieran O'Doherty & Edna Einsiedel

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2012
Social Aspects, General, General
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    Dec 2012
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    Jul 2013
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    Dec 2012
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New technologies and the science that created them have transformed our lives, posing challenges as to how technological change can be better integrated in society. Recognition of these issues has led to different ways of engaging the public in the assessment and regulation of emerging technologies. This book puts the subject of publics and their engagement in emerging technologies on a robust theoretical footing. With a strong, though not exclusive, focus on genomic technologies, leading theorists and practitioners in the field provide precise and clear insights into the key issues in public participation studies, including ethics, process, and principles of knowledge distribution in democratic societies.

About the authors

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Edna Einsiedel is University Professor and Professor of Communications Studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She has been a member of numerous policy committees and written on biotechnology for the Canadian government.

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