Interdisciplinarity in Technology Assessment

Implementation and its Chances and Limits

  • Michael Decker
  • Friederike Wütscher

Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Methodology of Technology Assessment

  3. Technology Assessment as Policy Consulting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. David Cope
      Pages 73-84
    3. Miltos Liakopoulos
      Pages 85-92
  4. Participatory Technology Assessment

  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Jan Rotmans, René Kemp, Marjolein van Asselt
      Pages 165-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-217

About this book


Technology Assessment processes can be taken as a paradigm for interdisciplinary research. It is expected that interdisciplinary Technology Assessment is able to find solutions for actual sociopolitical problems that go beyond those expectable from one individual scientific discipline alone. The common notion that for tasks like this different disciplinary perspectives should be brought together confronts the fact that there is no common notion on how interdisciplinary research should be done. In the present volume of the series "Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung" European experts of Technology Assessment present their perspectives on interdisciplinary research. They focus on methodology, policy consulting, and participation of stakeholders, laypersons and citizens or present concrete case studies concerning climate change and health care. Each contribution is commented by an other scientist. The result is a discussion-like examination of the connection between interdisciplinarity and the main subjects of Technology Assessment. This makes the book worth reading not only for experts in interdisciplinary research and policy consulting, but also for those who are interested in the ongoing discussion about methodology in European Technology Assessment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Decker
    • 1
  • Friederike Wütscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Europäische Akademie GmbHBad Neuenahr-AhrweilerGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07671-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04371-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4811
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