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Technology and democracy. Vol. 1. The use and impact of technology assessment in Europe

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Abstract

A major theme of the Third European Congress on Technology Assessment, ``Technology and Democracy`` was related to the question of how technology assessment may assist in the creation of a better foundation for decision-making when new technologies are introduced. The discussion, which involved politicians, researchers and representatives from industry, trade unions and various interest groups, focussed on how technology assessment can facilitate the creation of a dialogue between the parties involved in the decision-making processes. The Congress concluded in general, that as a result of the increasing complexity of our societies, the need for technology assessment to create the necessary multidimensional foundation for decision-making becomes more and more urgent. Such decisions will chose technologies with built-in opportunities and reduced risk factors. It was stated, that ordinary people, if adequately informed, are able to form opinions on this. The involvement of citizens and the opening of a democratic debate put limits on the use of technology and heightens its acceptability, which result, in an improvement of its quality and productivity. Technology assessment cases from all over Europe were presented. The workshop conclusions are included in Volume I. Volume II includes the papers from the Post-Congress workshop, ``Methods in Technology Assessment and  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-DK-1373-Vol.1; CONF-9211286-Vol.1
Reference Number:
SCA: 290500; 290202; 290300; PA: DK-93:001973; EDB-94:018677; NTS-94:008360; ERA-19:006798; SN: 94001129661
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. European congress on technology assessment,Copenhagen (Denmark),4-7 Nov 1992; Other Information: PBD: 1993
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; MEETINGS; DECISION MAKING; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EUROPE; PUBLIC OPINION; PUBLIC RELATIONS; PUBLIC INFORMATION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; COOPERATION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; HEALTH HAZARDS; OPTIMIZATION; POLITICAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; 290500; 290202; 290300; RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, AND COMMERCIALIZATION; SOCIOLOGY; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
OSTI ID:
10116875
Research Organizations:
Teknologinaevnet, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94730319; ISBN 87-89098-76-5; TRN: DK9301973
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
351 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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None. Technology and democracy. Vol. 1. The use and impact of technology assessment in Europe. Denmark: N. p., 1993. Web.
None. Technology and democracy. Vol. 1. The use and impact of technology assessment in Europe. Denmark.
None. 1993. "Technology and democracy. Vol. 1. The use and impact of technology assessment in Europe." Denmark.
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abstractNote = {A major theme of the Third European Congress on Technology Assessment, ``Technology and Democracy`` was related to the question of how technology assessment may assist in the creation of a better foundation for decision-making when new technologies are introduced. The discussion, which involved politicians, researchers and representatives from industry, trade unions and various interest groups, focussed on how technology assessment can facilitate the creation of a dialogue between the parties involved in the decision-making processes. The Congress concluded in general, that as a result of the increasing complexity of our societies, the need for technology assessment to create the necessary multidimensional foundation for decision-making becomes more and more urgent. Such decisions will chose technologies with built-in opportunities and reduced risk factors. It was stated, that ordinary people, if adequately informed, are able to form opinions on this. The involvement of citizens and the opening of a democratic debate put limits on the use of technology and heightens its acceptability, which result, in an improvement of its quality and productivity. Technology assessment cases from all over Europe were presented. The workshop conclusions are included in Volume I. Volume II includes the papers from the Post-Congress workshop, ``Methods in Technology Assessment and Decision-Making`` and the conclusions from the Post-Congress workshop. (AB)}
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