1st Edition

Responsible Research and Innovation From Concepts to Practices

Edited By Robert Gianni, John Pearson, Bernard Reber Copyright 2019
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Responsible Research and Innovation provides a comprehensive and impartial overview of the European Commission’s Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework, including discussion of both the meaning and aims of the concept, and of its practical application.

    As a governance framework for research and innovation, RRI involves four key perspectives: ethical, economic/business, legal and governance and political. The book is organised into chapters covering these different dimensions. The authors provide different viewpoints on these aspects, in order to offer guidance from experts in the field, while at the same time acknowledging the interpretative openness of the RRI frameworks.

    List of Illustrations; Foreword- Richard Owen; Introduction- Robert Gianni, Bernard Reber, John Pearson; Part I: Ethical Features of Responsible Reasearch and Innovation; Ch.1 The Discourse of Responsibility: A Social Perspective- Robert Gianni; Ch.2 Responsibility Beyond Consequentialism. The EEE Approach To Responsibility In The Face Of Epistemic Constraints- Armin Grunwald; Ch.3 Taking Moral Responsibility Seriously To Foster RRI- Bernard Reber; Part II: The Political Dimension of Responsible Research and Innovation; Ch.4 Technocracy versus experimental learning in RRI: on making the most of RRI’s interpretative flexibility- Pim Klaassen, Michelle Rijnen, Sara Vermeulen, Frank Kupper and Jacqueline Broerse; Ch.5 Ever Deeper Research and Innovation Governance? Assessing the Uptake of RRI in Member States’ Research and Innovation Programmes- John Pearson; Ch.6 Policy Relevance and the Concept of Responsible Research and Innovation- Anna-Lena Guske and Klaus Jacob; Part III: Avoiding the Instrumentalization of Responsible Research and Innovation; Ch.7 Responsible Research and Innovation between "new governance" and fundamental rights- Simone Arnaldi, Guido Gorgoni, Elena Pariotti; Ch.8 What Are The Conditions For The Ethical Implementation Of RRI? Responsible Governance And Second-Order Reflexivity- Robert Gianni and Philippe Goujon; Ch.9 RRI versus Neo-Liberal Governance- Virgil Lenoir; Part IV: The Innovative Management of Responsible Research and Innovation; Ch.10 Challenging The Ideal Of Transparency As A Process And As An Output Variable Of Responsible Innovation: The Case Of ‘The Circle'- Vincent Blok, Rob Lubberink, Henk van den Belt, Simone Ritzer, Hendrik van der Kruk, Guido Danen; Ch.11 From Responsible-Innovation To Innovation-Care: Beyond Constraints, A Holistic Approach Of Innovation- Xavier Pavie; Ch.12 Responsibility In Research And Innovation: The Potential Of Care Ethics- Sophie Pellé; Ch.13 Design-Thinking Approach To Ethical (Responsible) Technological Innovation-Ganesh Nathan; Conclusion; Index


    Robert Gianni is a postdoctoral researcher at Sciences Po Paris and Ethics Expert at the European Commission. The current aim of his research is to critically scrutinise the different registers of the justification of technological innovation and their repercussions within society.

    John Pearson is Ethics and Research Integrity Policy Officer at the Free University of Brussels. He has previously held positions at the KU Leuven and at the University of Namur. His research interests include Responsible Research and Innovation, deliberative democracy and republican political theory.

    Bernard Reber is a philosopher, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and member of the Political Research Center of Sciences Po, Paris. He has been a member and Deputy Director of the CNRS Research Center, Meaning Ethics and Society, based at University Paris Descartes, Sorbonne, Paris.