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Technical Fouls

Democracy And Technological Change, 1st Edition

By John Kurt Jacobsen


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What is it that shapes the direction of technological progress in advanced industrial societies? Is it science? Technology itself? Or is it something even more powerful and all-encompassing, like power or money or politics? John Kurt Jacobsen addresses this topic by investigating how contemporary democratic capitalist states govern the development

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Technology as a Cultural System -- The Specter of Automation -- Aimless Accuracy -- Weeding Them Out -- Emancipating Nature -- Epilogue

About the Author

John Kurt Jacobsen is research associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Chasing Progress: Ideology, Industry and Dependent Development in Ireland.

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