How the Risks of Nanotechnology Are Perceived

  • Daniel BoyEmail author
  • Solange Martin


In the ongoing debate about new technologies, from bioethics to GMOs and nanotechnologies, risk perception – by individuals – is understood by opposition to objective assessment of risk – by science. The absence of objective risks and the presence of perceived risks are often stressed by one side or the other, the first by those who support the development of such technologies, the second by those who insist upon regulatory control.


Risk Perception Social Acceptability Objective Risk Disaster Scenario European Expert 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po CEVIPOFParisFrance
  2. 2.Sciences-PoParisFrance
  3. 3.Paris Cedex 07France
  4. 4.Agence de l’Environnement de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)ParisFrance

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