Engagement Agents in the Making: On the Front Lines of Socio-Technical Integration : Commentary on "Constructing Productive Engagement: Pre-engagement Tools for Emerging Technologies"

TitleEngagement Agents in the Making: On the Front Lines of Socio-Technical Integration : Commentary on "Constructing Productive Engagement: Pre-engagement Tools for Emerging Technologies"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsConley, SN
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume17
Issue4
Pagination715 - 721
Date Published12/2011
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsPublic Engagement and Science , Science and Technology Studies
AbstractThis commentary builds on Hacio te Kulve and Arie Rip's (2011) notion of "engagement agents," individuals that must be able to move between multiple dimensions of research, innovation, and policy processes. he commentary compares and contrasts the role of the engagement agent within the Constructive Technology Assessment and integration approaches, and suggests that on-site integration research represents one way to transform both social and natural scientists into competent and informed “engagement agents,” a new generation of researchers that possess the knowledge and capacities to forge “novel linkages” between the oftentimes disparate terrains of science, politics, and policy.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9323-x
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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