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Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present

Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges

  • Andreas Lösch
  • Armin Grunwald
  • Martin Meister
  • Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andreas Lösch, Armin Grunwald, Martin Meister, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
    Pages 1-14
  3. Analytical Concepts, Different Kinds and Patterns of Socio-Technical Futures

  4. Socio-Technical Futures in Different Processes of Change

  5. Intervening into the Present Through Prospective Reasoning

  6. White Paper on Technology Assessment and Socio-Technical Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Andreas Lösch, Knud Böhle, Christopher Coenen, Paulina Dobroc, Reinhard Heil, Armin Grunwald et al.
      Pages 285-308

About this book

Introduction

The exploration of ways to conceptualize the shaping of the present by socio‐technical futures is the aim of this volume. Therefore it brings together contributions from Science and Technology Studies and Technology Assessment, which focus all on the question how socio-technical images of the future shape present processes of innovation and transformation starting from empirical case studies and generalizing specific findings or by tackling conceptual questions from the outset. A white paper of 23 authors, which aims to sensitize researchers and practitioners completes the volume.

Contents

Analytical Concepts, Different Kinds and Patterns of Socio-Technical Futures.- Socio-Technical Futures in Different Processes of Change.- Intervening into the Present Through Prospective Reasoning.- White Paper.

Target Groups

Researchers and students from social sciences and humanities

The Editors

Andreas Lösch is senior research scientist at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and private lecturer for sociology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Armin Grunwald is director of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), full professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and heads the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB).

Martin Meister is a research associate at the Department of Sociology, Chair on Sociology of Technology and Innovation at Technical University of Berlin.

Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer is full professor of sociology and head of the sociology of technology and innovation group at the Department of Sociology at Technical University of Berlin.

Keywords

Foresight Technology Assessment Science and Technology Studies Innovation Research Governance research Future oriented knowledge Anticipatory Governance Visions, imaginaries and scenarios Sociology of expectations

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Lösch
    • 1
  • Armin Grunwald
    • 2
  • Martin Meister
    • 3
  • Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)Karlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)Karlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Institut für SoziologieTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Institut für SoziologieTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-27154-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-27155-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-3764
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-3772
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