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Nanotechnology and the public: effectively communicating nanoscale science and engineering concepts

Authors: Castellini, O.M. ; Walejko, G.K. ; Holladay, C.E. ; Thiem, T.J. ; Zenner, G.M ; Crone, W.C.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Abstract: Results of a survey conducted to discover the level of public understanding of nanotechnology in order to identify appropriate starting points for discussion. The survey showed that many participants lacked a true understanding of c...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1007/s11051-006-9160-z

Biblio - csep - 04/19/2010 - 15:20

Engaging research councils : report of an experiment in upstream public engagement

Authors: Kearnes, Matthew ; Stilgoe, Jack ; Lancaster University, Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy, ; Demos
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Report of a public engagement experiment done as part of the Nanodialogues project. Working with DEMOS, the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research ...
Year: 2007
URL: http://ethics.iit.edu/NanoEthicsBank/docs/NanodialogueEngagingResearchCouncilsReport.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/12/2010 - 16:01

The future of public engagement : the facts never speak for themselves, which is why scientists need to "frame" their message to the public

Authors: Nisbet, Matthew C. ; Scheufele, Dietram A.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: The Scientist
Abstract: Article argues against the popular science model of using the media to "educate" the public about science. Instead, the authors suggest that scientists learn to present their message in a way that connects with diverse audiences. Wh...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/10/1/38/1/

Biblio - csep - 05/12/2010 - 16:09

What have we learned from public engagement?

Authors: Jones, Richard
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: In this article, the chair of the United Kingdom's Nanotechnology Engagement Group reflects on some of the main lessons learned from the public engagement experiments done from 2004-2007 by this organization. Some of the main obstac...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.123

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 10:18

Opening up nanotechnology dialogue with the publics : risk communication or "upstream engagement"?

Authors: Pidgeon, Nick ; Rogers-Hayden, Tee
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Health, Risk and Society
Abstract: The authors discuss the origins of upstream engagement (public participation before significant research has been done and before firm public attitudes about an issue have been established) and how this kind of public engagement is ...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1080/13698570701306906

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 10:22

The Nanotechnology Engagement Group : Policy Report One

Authors: INVOLVE ; Doubleday, Robert
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: First policy report of the United Kingdom based Nanotechnologies Engagement Group, established to help bring about a change in thinking and acting on public engagement in the life cycle of nanotechnologies and to draw more general l...
Year: 2006
URL: http://ethics.iit.edu/NanoEthicsBank/docs/NEG_Policy_Report_1.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 10:38

Democratic technologies? : Final report of the Nanotechnology Engagement Group

Authors: Gavelin, Karin ; Wilson, Richard ; Doubleday, Robert
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Final report by the Involve Group's Nanotechnology Engagement Group (NEG). The group set out to document the efforts of six United Kingdom initiatives to involve members of the public in discussions about the development and governa...
Year: 2007
URL: http://www.involve.org.uk/democratic_technologies/

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 10:47

Risk, public engagement and reflexivity: Alternative framings of the public dimensions of nanotechnology

Authors: Doubleday, Robert
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Health, Risk and Society
Abstract: This article reviews how the social aspects of nanotechnology research and development has emerged as a public issue, and research being done in this area. The author argues that the focus on public engagement experiments on the hea...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1080/13698570701306930

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 11:08

Moving engagement "upstream" ? Nanotechnologies and the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering's inquiry

Authors: Rogers-Hayden, Tee ; Pidgeon, Nick
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Public Understanding of Science
Abstract: The authors of this article interviewed 24 stakeholders about the impact of the 2004 report, Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: Opportunities and Uncertainties by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The authors us...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1177/0963662506076141

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 11:26

Nanotechnology and public interest dialogue : some international observations

Authors: Bowman, Diana M. ; Hodge, Graeme, A.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society
Abstract: The authors of this article examine a number of nanotechnology-focused public engagement activities that have taken place in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and the different approaches these projects ...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1177/0270467606298216

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 11:30

See through science: why public engagement needs to move upstream

Authors: Lancaster University, Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy, ; Wilsdon, James ; Demos ; Willis, Rebecca
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: Authors argue that nanotechnology research and development may be the start of a new phase in the debates of science and society. Spurred on by the high profile controversies of genetically modified foods, scientists have gradually ...
Year: 2004
URL: http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/paddlingupstream

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 11:36

Avoiding the Trust Deficit: Public Engagement, Values, and the Precautionary Principle and the Future of Nanotechnology

Authors: Stebbing, M.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Abstract: The author argues for a more interdisciplinary and inclusive debate on the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks that may avoid the loss of public trust that has characterized the introduction of new technologies. The author sug...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1007/s11673-009-9142-9

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 11:40

Avoiding Empty Rhetoric: Engaging Publics in Debates About Nanotechnologies

Authors: Kyle, Renee ; Dodds, Susan
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Science and Engineering Ethics
Abstract: The authors discuss why public engagement in discussions about nanotechnology is important, and suggest some possible methods for more effectively including the public in future debates about the development of science policy and th...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1007/s11948-008-9089-y

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 13:58

Public advice on the development of nanobiotechnology

Authors: Nanbio-RAISE ; Hansson, Sven Ove ; Godman, Marion
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This final report of four convergence seminars held in Visby, Sweden, Sheffield, UK, Lublin, Poland, and Porto, Portugal. A convergence seminar is a new form of public participatory activity that involves structured decision-guiding...
Year: 2007
URL: http://files.nanobio-raise.org/Downloads/NBRWP3.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/13/2010 - 16:32

On nanotechnology and ambivalence: The politics of enthusiasm

Authors: Wynne, Brian ; Kearnes, Matthew
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: NanoEthics
Abstract: The majority of public engagement experiments that have been done in the past few years on nanotechnology research and development seek to address the lack of public trust in the benefits of emerging technologies and governments’ an...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1007/s11569-007-0014-7

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 09:30

The laboratory revisited : academic science and the responsible development of nanotechnology

Authors: Doubleday, Robert
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: NanoEthics
Abstract: The author discusses the debate about the meaning of “upstream public engagement,” in United Kingdom science policy in regard to nanotechnology, and follows with detailed description about a laboratory-based collaboration between so...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1007/s11569-007-0017-4

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 09:41

Deepening Ethical Engagement and Participation in Emerging Nanotechnologies

Authors: Macnaghten, Phil ; Davies, Matthew ; Nordmann, Alfred ; Ferrari, Arianna ; Rip, Ari
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This final report of a three year research project funded by the European Union, the DEEPEN project (Deepening Ethical Engagement and Participation in Emerging Nanotechnologies) argues that decision making on emerging technologies a...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/Projects/Portals/88/Publications/Reconfiguring%20Responsibility%20September%202009.pdf

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 09:48

Rules of Engagement

Authors: Toumey, Chris
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: The author describes the efforts of the South Carolina Citizens' School of Nanotechnology (SCCSN) to engage the public with nanotechnology. Drawing from his experience running the SCCSN, the author then comments about some of the im...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.204

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 09:57

Introducing standards of care in the commercialization of nanotechnology

Authors: Weil, Vivian
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: International Journal of Applied Philosophy
Abstract: Author outlines ways to promote responsible conduct in the research and development of nanotechnology, such as public engagement and the development of voluntary standards by industry through deliberative and inclusive processes tha...
Year: 2006

Biblio - csep - 05/14/2010 - 10:02

Nanotechnology outreach by an anthropologist

Authors: Toumey, Chris
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Practicing Anthropology
Abstract: Article describes the South Carolina Citizens' School of Nanotechnology, an outreach program that sought to investigate how non-experts understand nanotechnology, and allow the public to participate in nanotech policy....
Year: 2006

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 14:58

Outreach Going Wrong? : When we talk nano to the public, we are leaving behind key audiences

Authors: Corley, Elizabeth ; Scheufele, Dietram A.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: The Scientist
Abstract: This short article reports on a widening gap about public understanding of nanotechnology research between the least and most educated citizens. The study, which collects over five years of data found that while people who are alrea...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.the-scientist.com/2010/1/1/22/1/

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 15:01

Introduction: engaging with nanotechnologies - engaging differently?

Authors: Rogers-Hayden, Tee ; Mohr, Alison ; Pidgeon, Nick
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: NanoEthics
Abstract: This article introduces a series of papers in the August 2007 issue of NanoEthics that look at current public engagement experiments being conducted in the United States and Europe. The overarching conclusion that can be pulled from...
Year: 2007

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 10:32

Public participation in nanotechnology – should we care?

Authors: Harthorn, Barbara Herr
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: 2020 Science
Abstract: This guest blog entry by Barbara Herr Harthorn discusses why public participation in nanotechnology is the right thing to do because it allows citizens to participate more fully in the democratic process, that it helps build communi...
Year: 2010
URL: http://2020science.org/2010/05/04/public-participation-in-nanotechnology-should-we-care/

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 10:55

Is nanotechnology rushing into a repeat of the biotechnology backlash?

Authors: Miller, Georgia
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: New Matilda
Abstract: Editorial criticizing the Australian Federal Government's silence and failure to seek public input on its policy development on nanotechnology. Author Georgia Miller raises concerns about the environmental health, and ethical implic...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.newmatilda.com/policytoolkit/policydetail.asp?policyID=497

Biblio - csep - 06/08/2010 - 14:09

Knowledge transfer from citizens panels to regulatory bodies in the domain of nano-enabled medical applications

Authors: Evers, Johan ; D'Silva, Joel
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences
Abstract: The article examines the outcomes of a Flemish technology assessment project called "Nanotechnologies for Tomorrows Society" which invited members of the public to a citizens panel where they discussed the potential impact nanotechn...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1080/13511610902770685

Biblio - csep - 06/09/2010 - 10:11