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Technology Matters

  • Chris Giotitsas
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Part of the Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies book series (PABEP)

Abstract

This chapter expands on the technology theories utilised in this book, namely the social construction of technology and critical theory of technology. After reviewing each, the chapter offers a synthesis of the two that builds on the results of the social movement analysis. Specifically, it merges two specific concepts of frames, collective action frames from social movement theory and technological frames for technology theories. The emergent frame translates the values of the former into technical specification for the latter.

Keywords

SCOT Critical theory of technology Alternative technological trajectories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Giotitsas
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  1. 1.Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and GovernanceTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.P2P LabIoanninaGreece

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