Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment

Vision Assessment: Shaping Technology in 21st Century Society

Towards a Repertoire for Technology Assessment

Editors: Grin, John, Grunwald, Armin (Eds.)

  • Scientific monograph treating the question how visions about future technologies can be assessed with regard to their sociological impact

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One way to shape technology and its embedding in society in the 21st century is through the visions that guide their development, especially concerning the long-term societal perspective. A critical discussion and assessment of these visions is a prerequisite for influencing the course of development. Technology assessment, therefore, has to provide a methodological repertoire for assessing and constructing visions, taking into account the requirements for long-term orientation and the need for public legitimation. This volume draws upon insights from technology assessment (TA), political sciences, epistemology, sociology and ethics. It contributes to the recent literature on "shaping technology", taking into account the "co-evolution of technology and society". It is connected to the TA literature that emphasises TA's pro-active role and its contricution to political judgement. It uses those insights from policy planning and epistemology that may help to reconcile long-term planning and public legitimacy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Outline

    Decker, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Vision Assessment to Support Shaping 21st Century Society? Technology Assessment as a Tool for Political Judgement

    Grin, John

    Pages 9-30

  • Technology Assessment as Metaphor Assessment. Visions Guiding the Development of Information and Communications Technologies

    Mambrey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Technology Assessment in the Health Care Area: A Matter of Uncovering or of Covering Up?

    Grin, John

    Pages 53-69

  • Bloodless War or Bloody Non-Sense? Technology Assessment’s Role in Uncovering Old Propositions behind New Airpower Concepts

    Grin, John

    Pages 71-96

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-64092-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vision Assessment: Shaping Technology in 21st Century Society
Book Subtitle
Towards a Repertoire for Technology Assessment
Editors
  • John Grin
  • Armin Grunwald
Series Title
Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59702-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59702-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64092-6
Series ISSN
1860-4803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
Topics