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Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

Responsibility in Science and Technology

Elements of a Social Theory

Authors: Arnaldi, Simone, Bianchi, Luca

  • New perspectives on the responsible governance of science and technology
  • A Multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of responsibility
  • An analytical framework based on social theory
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The present volume elucidates the scope of responsibility in science and technology governance by way of assimilating insights gleaned from sociological theory and STS and by investigating the ways in which responsibility unfolds in social processes. Drawing on these theoretical perspectives, the volume goes on to review a ‘heuristic model’ of responsibility. Such a model provides a simple, tentative, though no less coherent analytical framework for further examining the idea of responsibility, its transformations, configurations and contradictions.

About the authors

Simone Arnaldi is post-doctoral research fellow in sociology at the University of Padua, Italy. 

Luca Bianchi is adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Trieste, Italy.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arnaldi, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Responsibility and Social Action

    Arnaldi, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

  • Expectations, Action Orientation and Implications for Responsibility

    Arnaldi, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Science, Technology and Society Relationships as the Background of Responsibility

    Arnaldi, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • A Heuristic Framework for Responsibility

    Arnaldi, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

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eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-11013-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responsibility in Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
Elements of a Social Theory
Authors
Series Title
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-11014-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-11014-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-11013-0
Series ISSN
2524-3764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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