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New Partners

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the emergence of new partners and alliances of the AHRB. In 2000, Brian Follet was appointed as the Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB). As the appointed ... More


Visions of Future Technologies: Government, Globalisation, and Universities in Japanese Biotechnology

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

An outline is first given of several influential views regarding the role of the Japanese government and universities in the area of biotechnology. The role of the Japanese Ministry of International ... More


A False Start

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In general, modern governments invest only a small portion of the national income to the generation of new knowledge. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Science and Industrial Research carried ... More


Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Based on several rounds of academic interview and conversations with Trevor Pinch, the book introduces the reader to the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular to the social ... More


Brain-science and education in Japan

Hideaki Koizumi

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0100
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

From the viewpoint of neuroscience, learning and education can be defined as the processes of making neuronal circuits in response to external stimuli, and of controlling or preparing appropriate ... More


Transfer without Transaction: Policy for Information Acquisition

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses various policies for information gathering, such as the Visiting Engineers Scheme (VES), TechAlert Scheme, Overseas Technical Information Service, Outward Science and ... More


Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Henning Schmidgen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour (*1947) is a major figure of contemporary thought. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early ... More


Evolving a Policy Framework for Biotechnology

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the policy framework for biotechnology. The evolution of science and technology policy in different countries, its constitutional background, and mandate is discussed from the ... More


Breaking through the Silence: The Untold Story of the Henan AIDS Epidemic

David Bandurski, Martin Hala, and Ying Chan

in Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091733
eISBN:
9789882207066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The facts in Zhang Jicheng's report suggested that HIV infection in the rural villages of Henan had reached epidemic proportions, and that infection was linked to blood collection centers, which had ... More


A Bridge Too Far?: Critical Remarks on the Concept of “Infrastructure” in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Information Systems

Charlotte P. Lee and Kjeld Schmidt

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

The study of computing infrastructures has grown significantly due to the rapid proliferation and ubiquity of large-scale IT-based installations. At the same time, recognition has also grown of the ... More


The evolving role of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Cabinet, 1940–71

James Goodchild

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter charts the evolving role of the Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) to the Cabinet Office of the British Government – from its unaccountable inception under Churchill through to interim ... More


Non-legislative Policy Work

Meg Russell

in The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671564
eISBN:
9780191751776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671564.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses debates, questions and committee work in the House of Lords. It summarises the procedures for each, and considers their policy impact, drawing attention to similarities and ... More


Commentary: Public Participation as a Potential Counter Strategy against Unethical Optimism

Taichi Isobe, Nozomi Mizushima, and Osamu Sakura

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The importance and effectiveness of public participation and upstream engagement have been emphasized in the field of STS (Science, Technology, and Society) studies. Here, the authors introduce these ... More


Modelling Europe: the political work of impact assessment

Diego de la Hoz del Hoyo

in Governing Europe's spaces: European Union re-imagined

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091858
eISBN:
9781781708415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091858.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that one way to re-imagine Europe is to re-imagine science and technology policy instrumentation as a moment when actors come together and enact ‘their’ Europe. To show this, the ... More


Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028127
eISBN:
9780262320498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The United States ushered in a new era of small-scale broadcasting in 2000 when it began issuing low-power FM (LPFM) licenses for noncommercial radio stations around the country. Over the next ... More


Liminal Futures: Poem for Islands at the Edge

Laura Watts

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The future has come early for Orkney, a group of islands off the north coast of Scotland. Here, at what is sometimes considered the periphery, is the site of the European Marine Energy Centre and an ... More


Innovation, cooperatives and inclusive development: rethinking technological change and social inclusion

Lucas Becerra and Hernán Thomas

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In Latin America the relationships between technological innovation and inclusive development have been stabilised into research and policy agendas. However, conventional understandings of what ... More


Urban futures and competing trajectories for Manchester city centre

Elisa Pieri

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on Manchester city centre to argue that exploring the futures that different stakeholders envisage for the city centre reveals tensions that are otherwise glossed over. ... More


Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Catelijne Coopman, Janet Vertesi, Michaeland Lynch, and Steve Woolgar (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited, the long-awaited sequel to the influential volume, Representation in Scientific Practice, unites original editors Michael Lynch and Steve Woolgar with ... More


Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Lino Camprubí

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027175
eISBN:
9780262323222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 20thcentury, science and technology became central to territorial transformation and in turn to state building. This was no less true for the Francoist regime. Engineers were not just working ... More


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