6. Governing Risky Technologies

  1. Matthew Kearnes3,
  2. Francisco Klauser4 and
  3. Stuart Lane5
  1. Phil Macnaghten1 and
  2. Jason Chilvers2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962748.ch6

Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics

Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics

How to Cite

Macnaghten, P. and Chilvers, J. (2012) Governing Risky Technologies, in Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics (eds M. Kearnes, F. Klauser and S. Lane), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962748.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of New South Wales, Australia

  2. 4

    University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  3. 5

    Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham, UK

  2. 2

    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974872

Online ISBN: 9781119962748



  • governing risky technologies;
  • risk governance;
  • models of governance;
  • sciencewise expert resource centre;
  • Upstream Model of public dialogue;
  • Honest Broker Model of public dialogue;
  • powerlessness;
  • governance responses;
  • nanotechnology, and ‘innovation governance’;
  • climate science


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Models of governance

  • The Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre

  • Introducing the dialogues

  • Common themes and challenges for governance

  • Governance responses

  • Implications for critical risk research

  • References

  • Appendix 1. Sciencewise-ERC Dialogue Projects (all available at http://www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk)