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A Suggested Framework for Evaluating the Assessment of a Technological System

  • D. W. Fischer
  • R. W. Keith
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)

Abstract

Few places can be said to escape the present concerns over the complex interaction of energy with the socio-environmental milieu. Wherever one looks, a variety of interests and actions concerning energy, environment and society preoccupy the attentions of individuals, organizations and nation states.

Keywords

Technology Assessment Assessment System Core Actor Proven Reserve Fundamental Decision 
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Notes

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    H.M. Ingram, op. cit.Google Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Fischer
    • 1
  • R. W. Keith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooCanada

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