Which Way? Who says? Why? Questions on the multiple directions of social progress

Stirling, Andy, O'Donovan, Cian and Ayre, Becky (2018) Which Way? Who says? Why? Questions on the multiple directions of social progress. Technology's Stories. pp. 1-20. ISSN 2572-3413

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Abstract

For better or worse, science and technology are both deeply entangled in “social progress”. This is the case equally in discourse and practise around the world. In areas such as health, wealth, energy, mobility, and communications, it is widely recognized that remarkable historical improvements— at least for some— all owe much to science and technology. However, it is equally important to acknowledge that not all consequences of research and innovation are positive. Nor do any benefits unfold automatically — especially if they are to be fairly distributed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Future of Work Hub
Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre
Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
The Sussex Energy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change > HM0836 Causes > HM0846 Technological innovations. Technology
Depositing User: Cian O'Donovan
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 09:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75988

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