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Includes practical advice for avoiding negative social consequences
Offers perspectives on gender, race/ethnicity, and ability status
Covers nanotechnology in emerging economies
Includes international and multidisciplinary contributions
Nanotechnology is enabling applications in materials, microelectronics, health, and agriculture, which are projected to create the next big shift in production, comparable to the industrial revolution. Such major shifts always co-evolve with social relationships. This book focuses on how nanotechnologies might affect equity/equality in global society. Nanotechnologies are likely to open gaps by gender, ethnicity, race, and ability status, as well as between developed and developing countries, unless steps are taken now to create a different outcome. Organizations need to change their practices, and cultural ideas must be broadened if currently disadvantaged groups are to have a more equal position in nano-society rather than a more disadvantaged one. Economic structures are likely to shift in the nano-revolution, requiring policymakers and participatory processes to invent new institutions for social welfare, better suited to the new economic order than those of the past.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »ableism - developing countries - emerging technology/ emerging technologies - gender - global South - nanomedicine - nanotechnology/ nanotechnologies - policy making - race and ethnicity - social equality - social equity - social inequalities - social inequity - social justice - technology assessment
Susan E. Cozzens and Jameson M. Wetmore
Part I: Dimensions of Nano Fairness
1 Contexts of Equity: Thinking about Organizational and Technoscience Contexts for Gender Equity in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
2 Female Involvement in Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Development
Yu Meng and Philip Shapira
3 Potential Implications for Equity in the Nanotechnology Workforce in the U.S.
4 Exploring Societal Impact of Nanomedicine using Public Value Mapping
5 Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Governance, Ethics and Studies: New Tools for Nanoscale and Nanoscale enabled Science and Technology Governance
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Part II: Uneven Structures
7 Nanotechnology and the Extension and Transformation of Inequity
Georgia Miller and Gyorgy Scrinis
8 Nanotechnology and the Sixth Technological Revolution
9 Innovation, Growth, and Inequality: Plausible Scenarios of Wage Disparities in a World with Nanotechnologies
Walter D. Valdivia
10 Metropolitan Development of Nanotechnology: Concentration or Dispersion?
Jan Youtie and Philip Shapira
11 The Role of Organized Workers in the Regulation of Nanotechnologies
Guillermo Foladori and Edgar Zayago Lau
12 ETUC Resolution on Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials
European Trade Union Confederation
Part III: Equalizing Processes
13 Materializing Nano Equity: Lessons from Design
14 Public Perceptions of Fairness in NBIC Technologies
15 Equity and Participation in Decisions: What can nanotechnology learn from biotechnology in Kenya?
16 Nanotechnology: How prepared is Uganda?
Part IV: Nanotechnology and the World System
17 Nanotechnology and the Poor: Opportunities and Risks for Developing Countries
Todd F. Barker, Leili Fatehi, Michael T. Lesnick, Timothy J. Mealey, and Rex R. Raimond –
18 Science Policy and Social Inclusion: Advances and Limits of Brazilian Nanotechnology Policy
19 The Potential of Nanotechnology for Equitable Economic Development: The Case of Brazil
Luciano Kay and Philip Shapira
20 Open Access Nanotechnology for Developing Countries: Lessons from Open Source Software
21 Southern Roles in Global Nanotechnology Innovation: Perspectives from Thailand and Australia
Donald C. Maclurcan
22 How can Nanotechnologies Fulfill the Needs of Developing Countries?
David J. Grimshaw, Lawrence D. Gudza, and Jack Stilgoe
23 Technology, Society, & Education: An Indian Perspective
R Sharan, Y N Mohapatra, and Jameson M. Wetmore
Part V: Lessons for action
24 Keeping the Dream Alive: What ELSI-research Might Learn from Parliamentary Technology Assessment
Rinie van Est
25 Nanotech Ethics and the Policymaking Process: Lessons Learned for Advancing Equity and Equality in Emerging Nanotechnologies
Evan S. Michelson
26 Building Equity and Equality into Nanotechnology