Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings

TitleSocial, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHerkert, JR
Pagination354 p.
PublisherIEEE Press
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number9780780347120
AbstractEngineering Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering Selected Readings In Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering, engineers, faculty, and students will find an informative guide to the professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities that face practicing engineers today. Through an integrated approach to the theory of engineering ethics and practical real-world issues, this comprehensive book offers readers an in-depth analysis of technology’s social role. Drawing on readings and case studies first published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, this easy-to-read text will develop readers’ understanding of the important issues surrounding "macroethical" public policy debates, including discussions of sustainable development, public health, risk and product liability, and telecommunications. These cases and readings also provide an opportunity to apply the theory in real-world situations. Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering will help students meet the new accreditation criteria for engineering adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, contemporary issues presented in this far-reaching book will allow students and practicing engineers to gain greater insight into how social and ethical concerns shape contributions to the engineering field.
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