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Democratic experiments : problematizing nanotechnology and democracy in Europe and the United States

Author: Brice Laurent
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2017]
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Democratic Experiments, Brice Laurent discusses the challenges that emerging technologies create for democracy today. He focuses on nanotechnology and its attendant problems, proposing nanotechnology as a lens through which to understand contemporary democracy in both theory and practice. Arguing that democracy is at stake where nanotechnology is defined as a problem, Laurent examines the sites where  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brice Laurent
ISBN: 9780262035767 0262035766
OCLC Number: 959263483
Description: xviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Problematizing nanotechnology, problematizing democracy --
Representing nanotechnology and its publics in the science museum --
Replicating and standardizing technologies of democracy --
Making regulatory categories --
Making responsible futures --
Mobilizing against, mobilizing within nanotechnology --
Democratizing nanotechnology? --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Brice Laurent.

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An examination of nanotechnology as a lens through which to study contemporary democracy in both theory and practice.  Read more...

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