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Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China

Publication year: 2015

ISBN: 978-3-319-14693-5

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The first chapter introduces the topic, offering a global perspective on embedding ethics in science and technology policy. Chapter Two compares the institutionalization of ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy in three important regions: Europe, India and China. The third chapter explores public perceptions of science and technology in these same three regions. Chapter Four discusses public engagement in the governance of science and technology, and Chapter Five reviews science and technology governance and European values. The sixth chapter describes and analyzes values demonstrated in the constitution of the People’s Republic of China. Chapter Seven describes emerging evidence from India on the uses of science and technology for socio-economic development, and the quest for inclusive growth. In Chapter Eight, the authors propose a comparative framework for studying global ethics in science and technology. The following three chapters offer case studies and analysis of three emerging industries in India, China and Europe: new food technologies, nanotechnology and synthetic biology.

Subject: Business and Economics, Economics and Finance, R & D, T echnology Policy, Ethics, Food Science, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Public engagement, Public perceptions, Responsible governance, Science and technology policy