Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Editor(s): Nigel M. de S. Cameron, M. Ellen Mitchell

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874

About this Book

An authoritative examination of the present and potential impact of nanoscale science and technology on modern life

Because truly transformative technologies have far-reaching consequences, they always generate controversy. Establishing an effective process for identifying and understanding the broad implications of nanotechnology will advance its acceptance and success, impact the decisions of policymakers and regulatory agencies, and facilitate the development of judicious policy approaches to new technology options.

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century addresses the emerging ethical, legal, policy, business, and social issues. A compilation of provocative treatises, this reference:

  • Covers an area of increasing research and funding
  • Organizes topics in four sections: Policy and Perspectives; Nano Law and Regulation; Nanomedicine, Ethics, and the Human Condition; and Nano and Society: The NELSI Imperative
  • Presents differing perspectives, with views from nanotechnology's most ardent supporters as well as its most vocal critics
  • Includes contributions from professionals in a variety of industries and disciplines, including science, law, ethics, business, health and safety, government regulation, and policy

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Policy and Perspectives

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  2. Part II: Nano Law and Regulation

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  3. Part III: Nanomedicine, Ethics, and the Human Condition

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  4. Part IV: Nano and Society: The NELSI Imperative

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    2. Chapter 20

      The NELSI Landscape (pages 361–376)

      Michele Mekel and Nigel M. de S. Cameron

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