Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: On the Concept of CrossEuropean Technology Assessment

    1. Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Lars Klüver
      Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. The TA Manifesto

    1. Lars Klüver, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Marie Louise Jørgensen
      Pages 13-16 Open Access
  4. Expanding Technology Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Rinie van Est, Michael Nentwich, Jurgen Ganzevles, André Krom
      Pages 18-36 Open Access
    3. Leonhard Hennen, Linda Nierling, Judit Mosoni-Fried
      Pages 37-56 Open Access
    4. Lenka Hebáková, Edgaras Leichteris, Katalin Fodor, Ventseslav Kozarev
      Pages 57-63 Open Access
    5. Danielle Bütschi, Mara Almeida
      Pages 64-76 Open Access
    6. Marianne Barland, Danielle Bütschi, Edgaras Leichteris, Walter Peissl
      Pages 77-88 Open Access
  5. Exemplifying Cross-European Technology Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. André Krom, Mara Almeida, Leo Hennen, Edgaras Leichteris, Arnold Sauter, Dirk Stemerding
      Pages 90-104 Open Access
    3. Marianne Barland, Pierre Delvenne, Benedikt Rosskamp
      Pages 105-113 Open Access
    4. Marie-Louise Jørgensen, Ventseslav Kozarev, Kathrine Lindegaard Juul
      Pages 114-122 Open Access
  6. Building Capacities for Cross-European TA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Pierre Delvenne, Benedikt Rosskamp, Ciara Fitzgerald, Frédéric Adam
      Pages 124-130 Open Access
    3. Danielle Bütschi, Zoya Damaniova, Ventseslav Kovarev, Blagovesta Chonkova
      Pages 131-138 Open Access
    4. Constanze Scherz, Lenka Hebáková, Leonhard Hennen, Tomáš Michalek, Julia Hahn, Stefanie B. Seitz
      Pages 139-146 Open Access
    5. M. Nentwich
      Pages 147-156 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-171

About this book


This book is open access under a CC-BY license.

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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