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Democratizing technology : risk, responsibility and the regulation of chemicals

Author: Anne Chapman
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2007.
Series: Science in society.
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'Democratizing Technology provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the regulation of chemicals and an important contribution to green thinking about technology.' Caroline Lucas Green Party MEP 'This book is an excellent critique of the current risk-based approach to technology. By exploring the philosophical underpinnings and the practical applications of current policy on science and technology Chapman exposes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chapman, Anne.
Democratizing technology.
London : Earthscan, 2007
(DLC) 2007004092
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Chapman
ISBN: 9781849770934 184977093X
OCLC Number: 290485344
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages).
Contents: What is technology? --
Technology as world-building --
Technology, science and the economy --
The regulation of chemicals --
Risk --
Assessing risks from chemicals --
The ethical and political framework of regulation --
Responsibility --
Making decisions about technology.
Series Title: Science in society.
Responsibility: Anne Chapman.
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What is technology? How do humans use it to build and modify the world? What are the relationships between technology, science, economics and democratic governance? What, if any, are our ethical and  Read more...

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