Governing Future Technologies

Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime

ISBN: 978-90-481-2833-4 (Print) 978-90-481-2834-1 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. Going ‘Nano’: Opportunities and Risks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2

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      Pages 3-19

      Reinventing a Laboratory: Nanotechnology as a Resource for Organizational Change

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      Pages 21-36

      Negotiating Nano: From Assessing Risks to Disciplinary Transformations

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      Pages 37-53

      “Nanoscience is 100 Years Old.” The Defensive Appropriation of the Nanotechnology Discourse within the Disciplinary Boundaries of Crystallography

  3. Making Sense: Visions, Images, and Video Games

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-56

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      Pages 57-71

      From Nano-Convergence to NBIC-Convergence: “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it”

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      Pages 73-87

      Deliberating Visions: The Case of Human Enhancement in the Discourse on Nanotechnology and Convergence

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      Pages 89-108

      Visual Dynamics: The Defuturization of the Popular “Nano-Discourse” as an Effect of Increasing Economization

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      Pages 109-127

      Digital Matters: Video Games and the Cultural Transcoding of Nanotechnology

  4. Assessing ‘Nano’: Repercussions on Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-130

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      Pages 131-155

      Emerging De Facto Agendas Surrounding Nanotechnology: Two Cases Full of Contingencies, Lock-outs, and Lock-ins

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      Pages 157-177

      The Risk Debate on Nanoparticles: Contribution to a Normalisation of the Science/Society Relationship?

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      Pages 179-197

      Futures Assessed: How Technology Assessment, Ethics and Think Tanks Make Sense of an Unknown Future

  5. Assessing Dialogue: Governing ‘Nano’ by ELSI

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-200

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      Pages 201-215

      Why Enrol Citizens in the Governance of Nanotechnology?

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      Pages 217-232

      Toward Anticipatory Governance: The Experience with Nanotechnology

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      Pages 233-252

      Which Ethics for (of) the Nanotechnologies?

  6. Deconstructing the Assessment Regime

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-254

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      Pages 255-277

      Lure of the “Yes”: The Seductive Power of Technoscience

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      Pages 279-301

      The Time of Science: Deliberation and the “New Governance” of Nanotechnology

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      Pages 303-319

      Converging Technologies – Diverging Reflexivities? Intellectual Work in Knowledge-Risk-Media-Audit Societies

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 321-326