On Identifying Plausibility and Deliberative Public Policy

TitleOn Identifying Plausibility and Deliberative Public Policy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSchomberg, R
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Pagination739 - 742
Date Published12/2011
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsEmerging Technologies , Public Engagement and Science , Science and Technology Studies
AbstractThe national-level scenarios project NanoFutures focuses on the social, political, economic, and ethical implications of nanotechnology, and is initiated by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. The project involves novel methods for the development of plausible visions of nanotechnology-enabled futures, elucidates public preferences for various alternatives, and, using such preferences, helps refine future visions for research and outreach. In doing so, the NanoFutures project aims to address a central question: how to deliberate the social implications of an emergent technology whose outcomes are not known.
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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