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Technology assessment in social context: The case for a new framework for assessing and shaping technological developments

Russell, Alice; Vanclay, Francis Martin; Aslin, Heather J


Traditional expert (or technocratic) approaches to Technology Assessment have been fundamentally challenged by two observations. The first is that social impacts are not side effects of technology; they are core dimensions of new technology and technological development, and are a function of the coproduction of technology and society. As such, they can only be understood in social, not technical terms. Secondly, technological developments are driven by particular visions for society that are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
DOI: 10.3152/146155110X498843


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