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Convergence or mediation? Experts of vulnerability and the vulnerability of experts' discourses on nanotechnologies - a case study


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TitleConvergence or mediation? Experts of vulnerability and the vulnerability of experts' discourses on nanotechnologies - a case study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsOtt, Ingrid, and Papilloud Christian
JournalInnovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences
Volume21
Issue1
Pagination41-64
Date PublishedMarch, 2008
Type of ArticleJournal article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1351-1610
Abstract

This article discusses the changing meaning of risk communication and how it has been redefined in relation to the question of the social acceptance of nanotechnology. This changed definition is about gaining stakeholder acceptance of policy decisions, while also encouraging the public and other stakeholders to actively participate in the communication process through public consultations and hearings. The article examines the question of what is needed for this kind of participation to occur in the context of a comparative survey of experts in the development of nanotechnology in France and Germany.

DOI10.1080/13511610802002221