Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Miltos Ladikas, Sachin Chaturvedi, Yandong Zhao, Dirk Stemerding
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Frans W. A. Brom, Sachin Chaturvedi, Miltos Ladikas, Wenxia Zhang
    Pages 9-23 Open Access
  4. Virgil Rerimassie, Ma Ying, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Miltos Ladikas
    Pages 25-37 Open Access
  5. Yandong Zhao, Camilo Fautz, Leonhard Hennen, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Qiang Li
    Pages 39-51 Open Access
  6. Doris Schroeder, Virgil Rerimassie
    Pages 53-71 Open Access
  7. Ying Ma, Yandong Zhao, Miao Liao
    Pages 73-81 Open Access
  8. Dirk Stemerding, Virgil Rerimassie, Rinie van Est, Yandong Zhao, Sachin Chaturvedi, Miltos Ladikas et al.
    Pages 99-110 Open Access
  9. David Coles, Sachin Chaturvedi, Qiang Li, Miltos Ladikas
    Pages 111-124 Open Access
  10. Camilo Fautz, Torsten Fleischer, Ying Ma, Miao Liao, Amit Kumar
    Pages 125-143 Open Access
  11. Virgil Rerimassie, Dirk Stemerding, Wenxia Zhang, Krishna Ravi Srinivas
    Pages 145-163 Open Access
  12. Sachin Chaturvedi, Yandong Zhao, Miltos Ladikas, Dirk Stemerding
    Pages 165-173 Open Access

About this book


This book analyzes the possibilities for effective global governance of science in Europe, India and China. Authors from the three regions join forces to explore how ethical concerns over new technologies can be incorporated into global science and technology policies. The first chapter introduces the topic, offering a global perspective on embedding ethics in science and technology policy. Chapter Two compares the institutionalization of ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy in three important regions: Europe, India and China. The third chapter explores public perceptions of science and technology in these same three regions. Chapter Four discusses public engagement in the governance of science and technology, and Chapter Five reviews science and technology governance and European values. The sixth chapter describes and analyzes values demonstrated in the constitution of the People’s Republic of China. Chapter Seven describes emerging evidence from India on the uses of science and technology for socio-economic development, and the quest for inclusive growth. In Chapter Eight, the authors propose a comparative framework for studying global ethics in science and technology. The following three chapters offer case studies and analysis of three emerging industries in India, China and Europe: new food technologies, nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Chapter 12 gathers all these threads for a comprehensive discussion on incorporating ethics into science and technology policy. The analysis is undertaken against the backdrop of different value systems and varying levels of public perception of risks and benefits. The book introduces a common analytical framework for the comparative discussion of ethics at the international level. The authors offer policy recommendations for effective collaboration among the three regions, to promote responsible governance in science and technology and a common analytical perspective in ethics.


Ethics Public engagement Public perceptions Responsible governance Science and technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Miltos Ladikas
    • 1
  • Sachin Chaturvedi
    • 2
  • Yandong Zhao
    • 3
  • Dirk Stemerding
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Professional Ethics University of Central LancashirePrestonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.RISNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Inst. Science, Technology and Society CASTEDBeijingChina
  4. 4.Technology AssessmentRathenau InstituteThe HagueThe Netherlands

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