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Consumers and Nanotechnology

Deliberative Processes and Methodologies, 1st Edition

By Harald Throne-Holst

Pan Stanford

272 pages

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In recent years, questions about democratic influence on science and technology have received much attention. The lesson from the European unrest over GMO is that consumer-citizens will react negatively to being forced to accept the introduction of new, partly untested technologies. A number of political bodies have started to involve citizens and

Table of Contents

Emerging Technologies and Democracy. Overview of a Set of Deliberative Processes on Nano. Citizens' Nano Conference in Denmark. The NanoJury in the UK. Consumer Conference on Nanotechnology in Food, Cosmetics and Textiles, Germany. French Conference Cycle on Nanotechnology: "Nanomonde". Citizens' Conference, Ile de France. Nano Technology Citizens' Conference in Madison, USA. The US National Citizens Technology Forum on Human Enhancement: An experiment in Deliberation Across a Nation. The Convergence Seminar, the DEMOCS Card Game and Nanologue: Three Experiments with Cross National Deliberative Processes Within the 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the EU. Standardization as a Form of Deliberation. An Online Platform for Future Deliberative Processes. Conclusions: Toward a Third Generation of Deliberative Processes.

About the Author

P?Strandbakken is a researcher with the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) since 1992. He has also worked on the project Alternative Future from 1988 to 1992 for the Norwegian Parliament. His current research interests are environmental sociology, ELSA aspects of nanotechnology, product durability and STS.

Gerd Scholl is an economist currently working as a senior researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IoW) in Berlin. His main areas of interest include sustainable consumption and production, sustainable marketing and consumers and new technologies.

Eivind Sto is a political scientist currently working as a research director at the National Institute for Consumer Research in Norway. His main areas of interest include the sociology of consumption, sustainable production and consumption and consumer complaints.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety