The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 2

Perspectives, Cases and Methods

  • Maximilian Mayer
  • Mariana Carpes
  • Ruth Knoblich

Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, Ruth Knoblich
    Pages 1-17
  3. Interactional Techno-Politics

  4. Co-Productionist Techno-Politics

About this book


An increasing number of scholars have begun to see science and technology as relevant issues in International Relations (IR), acknowledging the impact of material elements, technical instruments, and scientific practices on international security, statehood, and global governance. This two-volume collection brings the debate about science and technology to the center of International Relations. It shows how integrating science and technology translates into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches and empirical puzzles, and thereby offers a state-of-the-art review of various methodological and theoretical ways in which sciences and technologies matter for the study of international affairs and world politics. The authors not only offer a set of practical examples of research frameworks for experts and students alike, but also propose a conceptual space for interdisciplinary learning in order to improve our understanding of the global politics of science and technology.

The second volume raises a plethora of issue areas, actors, and cases under the umbrella notion techno-politics. Distinguishing between interactional and co-productive perspectives, it outlines a toolbox of analytical frameworks that transcend technological determinism and social constructivism.


Interdisciplinarity International Relations Science and Technology Techno-Politics Technological Determinism

Editors and affiliations

  • Maximilian Mayer
    • 1
  • Mariana Carpes
    • 2
  • Ruth Knoblich
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Bonn Center for Global StudiesBonnGermany
  2. 2.GIGA German Institute of Global and Area StudiesHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn, Bonn, GermanyInstitute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, GermanyBochum, BonnGermany

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