The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

Steve Fuller


This ground-breaking textual content bargains a clean point of view at the governance of technology from the viewpoint of social and political idea. technological know-how has usually been noticeable because the in simple terms establishment that embodies the elusive democratic perfect of the 'open society'. but, technology is still an elite job that instructions even more public belief than realizing, although technology has develop into more and more entangled with higher political and monetary matters.

Fuller proceeds by way of rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of technological know-how, in favour of a 'republican' method targeted on 'the correct to be wrong'. He exhibits how the hot scaling up of medical task has undermined the republican excellent.

The centre piece of the booklet, a social background of the fight to render the collage a 'republic of science' makes a speciality of the capability demanding situations posed through multiculturalism and capitalism. eventually, drawing at the technological know-how coverage of the U.S. New Deal, Fuller proposes not anything wanting a brand new social agreement for 'secularizing' technology.

Show sample text content

Download sample