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Main Title: Umbrella terms as mediators in the governance of emerging science and technology
Author(s): Rip, Arie
Voß, Jan-Peter
Type: Article
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: Umbrella terms like ‘nanotechnology’ and ‘sustainability research’ have emerged as part of the new regime of Strategic Science. As mediators between science and society they have a dual role. Their overall promise allows resources to be mobilised for new fields which can then be productive in their own right. At the same time, however, they also put pressure on these fields to take relevance considerations into account. The process of emergence and stabilisation of umbrella terms is outlined and traced in detail in the cases of nanotechnology and sustainability research. What we see is interesting de facto governance of science, as well as new forms of involvement of STS scholars.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-66639
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 25-Jun-2015
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Subject(s): Governance
Governance of science
Sustainability science
Journal Title: Science, technology & innovation studies : STI studies
Publisher: Universität Duisburg-Essen, Institut für Soziologie
Publisher Place: Duisburg
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Page Start: 39
Page End: 59
Notes: First published in the journal STI Studies at Rip, Arie; Voß, Jan-Peter: Umbrella terms as mediators in the governance of emerging science and technology. In: Science, technology & innovation studies : STI studies. - ISSN 1861-3675 (online). - 9 (2013), 2, pp. 39–59.
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