Rethinking society for the 21st century: developing a science and technology studies perspective

Schot, Johan and O'Donovan, Cian (2016) Rethinking society for the 21st century: developing a science and technology studies perspective. IPSP.org.

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Abstract

The role of science and technology in social progress will be drawn out as a special cross- cutting theme in the final 'Rethinking Society for the 21st Century' report. Uniquely, this theme has been subject to special co-ordination amongst report contributors, led by Helga Nowotny and Johan Schot and co-ordinated from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. In January of this year Science, Technology and Society (STS) authors met at the Volkswagenstiftung in Herrenhausen, Hannover to reflect on chapter work so far, and consider emergent themes. Following on from that workshop, in this blog we reflect on five perspectives on science, technology and innovation which are deeply implicated not only with social progress, but how we frame and assess progress in the first place. These perspectives will be embedded directly in a large number of the report chapters.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Social progress, STS, Social science, Innovation
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change > HM0836 Causes > HM0846 Technological innovations. Technology
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Depositing User: Cian O'Donovan
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 13:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61845

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