Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Marie Louise Jørgensen

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Book Description

Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by systematically combining a multi-disciplinary evidence base with participatory approaches to policy deliberation. TA thus seeks to act as a hub for serious and transparent dialogue between policy, industry, science, and society about the challenges ahead and the available options for overcoming them responsibly. This volume offers an up-to-date account of the expansion of technology assessment capacities across new European member states. The contributions of this volume are written by leading European researchers and practitioners in technology assessment (TA) and are based on the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) project.
Lars Klüver is Director of the Danish Board of Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen is Researcher at the Danish Board of Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Marie Louise Jørgensen is Project Manager at the Danish Board of Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
On the Concept of Cross-European Technology Assessment
1
The TA Manifesto
 
13
Chapter 1
Seeing Technology Assessment with New Eyes
18
Chapter 2
Expanding the TA Landscape - Lessons from Seven European Countries
37
Chapter 3
Adopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe - An Organizational Perspective
57
Chapter 4
Technology Assessment for Parliaments - Towards Reflexive Governance of Innovation
64
Chapter 5
Doing Cross-European Technology Assessment
77
Chapter 6
The Future Panel on Public Health Genomics - Lessons Learned and Future Perspectives
90
Chapter 7
The Future of Ageing - Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of Care
105
Chapter 8
Europe Wide Views on Sustainable Consumption
114
Chapter 9
Making Technology Assessment Accessible to New Players
124
Chapter 10
Training TA Professionals
131
Chapter 11
Building Community - Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TA
139
Chapter 12
E-Infrastructure for Technology Assessment
147

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2016
Pages
188
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781349850952
ISBN10
1349850950
ISBN13 Digital
9781137561725
ISBN10 Digital
1137561726
PDF Size
2.6 MB
License
CC BY

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