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The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 1

Concepts from International Relations and Other Disciplines

Mayer, Maximilian, Carpes, Mariana, Knoblich, Ruth (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 282 p. 7 illus., 5 illus. in color.

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  • First handbook for the discipline of IR concerning science and technology
  • Features well-known scholars from various disciplines
  • Presents interviews about the core themes of the book
  • Offers a methodological toolbox for experts and students

An increasing number of scholars have begun to see science and technology as relevant issues in International Relations (IR), acknowledging the impact of material elements, technical instruments, and scientific practices on international security, statehood, and global governance. This two-volume collection brings the debate about science and technology to the center of International Relations. It shows how integrating science and technology translates into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches and empirical puzzles, and thereby offers a state-of-the-art review of various methodological and theoretical ways in which sciences and technologies matter for the study of international affairs and world politics. The authors not only offer a set of practical examples of research frameworks for experts and students alike, but also propose a conceptual space for interdisciplinary learning in order to improve our understanding of the global politics of science and technology.

This first volume summarizes various time-tested approaches for studying the global politics of science and technology from an IR perspective. It also provides empirical, theoretical, and conceptual interventions from geography, history, innovation studies, and science and technology studies that indicate ways to enhance and rearticulate IR approaches. In addition, several interviews advance possibilities of multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Interdisciplinarity - International Relations - Techno-Politics - Technological Determinism - Technology and Science

Related subjects » Political Science - R&D / Technology Policy

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