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Seeing Technology Assessment with New Eyes

  • Rinie van Est
  • Michael Nentwich
  • Jurgen Ganzevles
  • André Krom

Abstract

Van Est et al. present a ‘relational’ model for analysing technology assessment (TA) institutions. Expanding on metaphor of TA as a bridge between science, society and policy, the authors describe how such bridges are established in terms of network relations. European TA institutions in various ways link parliaments and governments with civil society and science. In part, TA projects provide such linkages, but importantly, TA institutions in themselves also provide informal personal links between societal spheres. With in-depth examples from different European member states, Van Est et al. provide institutional entrepreneurs with rich material for imagining institutional TA arrangements that might fit within their own national arenas.

Keywords

Technology Assessment Project Level Social Sphere Democratic Governance Possibility Space 
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© Rinie van Est, Michael Nentwich, Jurgen Ganzevles and André Krom 2016

Open Access This Chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rinie van Est
  • Michael Nentwich
  • Jurgen Ganzevles
  • André Krom

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