Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
x, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Law, science and society. GlassHouse book.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction /Emilie Cloatre and Martyn Pickersgill Science, uncertainty and the normative question of epistemic governance /Sujatha Raman Contingent participation: imaginaries of sustainable technoscientific innovation in the European Union /Mark Flear and Thomas Pfitzer The voice of silence: UK patients' silent resistance to the assisted reproduction regulations /Ilke Turkmendag Unchaining research: processes of dis/empowerment and the social study of criminal law and investigation /Barbara Prainsack Making the colposcope "forensic": The medico-legal management of a controversial visualisation device /Gethin Rees Telling tales: some episodes from the multiple lives of the polygraph machine /Andrew Balmer Through the thicket and across the divide: successfully navigating the regulatory landscape in life sciences research /Graeme Laurie and Shawn Harmon Misconduct hunting: research integrity via law, science and technology /Marie-Andrée Jacob Financial derivatives and the challenge of performation: where contingency meets contestability /Donatella Alessandrini Epistemic jurisdictions: science and courts in regulatory (de)centralisation /David Winickoff Un-knowing exposure: toxic emergency housing, strategic inconclusivity and governance in the US Gulf South /Nicholas Shapiro A likely story: HIV and the definition of disability in UK employment equality law, 1996-2005 /Emily Grabham Paper prototypes /Alain Pottage.
"Knowledge, Technology and Law examines the interface between studies of law, science and society, from the perspectives of socio-legal studies and science and technology studies (STS). The relationships between law, science and society are central to a diverse range of practical, ethical and theoretical issues. With an increasing emphasis on the fluidity and uncertainty of each of these areas, the analysis of their intersection(s) has become complex. Accordingly, scholars have borrowed from a range of disciplines and case studies to analyse not only how such intersections materialize, but also how and from where they should be approached. Notably, STS has provided a basis to explore the links between science and society, and socio-legal studies has offered many tools to understand the relationships between law and society. In recent years, a growing number of scholars have borrowed from both fields in order to further their efforts to understand the interconnectedness of law, science and society. This collection charts the important interface between studies of law, science and society, as explored from the perspectives of socio-legal studies and the increasingly influential field of STS. It brings together scholars from both areas to interrogate the joint roles of law and science in the construction and stabilization of socio-technical networks, objects, and standards, as well as their place in the production of contemporary social realities and subjectivities. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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