The politics of small things: nanotechnology, risk, and uncertainty

Wilsdon, James (2004) The politics of small things: nanotechnology, risk, and uncertainty. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 23 (4). pp. 16-21. ISSN 0278-0097

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is increasingly talked about with the same breathless excitement that surrounded biotechnology and information technology at the start of the 1990s. It has also caught the attention of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that have spent the past decade campaigning against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods. A debate is now taking on a sharper focus around issues of nanoparticle toxicity and the need for tighter regulation. This 2004 article explores three dimensions of uncertainty in emerging debates over nanotechnology.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: James Wilsdon
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54347

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