Chapter 1. The Evaluation of Technology as an Interactive Commitment-Building Process—The Failure of Technology Assessment

  1. Prof. Dr. H.-J. Rehm2 and
  2. Dr. G. Reed3
  1. Guido Van Steendam

Published Online: 7 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch1o

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

How to Cite

Van Steendam, G. (2001) The Evaluation of Technology as an Interactive Commitment-Building Process—The Failure of Technology Assessment, in Biotechnology Set, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Rehm and G. Reed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch1o

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 3, D-4400 Münster

  2. 3

    2131 N. Summit Ave., Apartment #304, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1347, USA

Author Information

  1. Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527257621

Online ISBN: 9783527620999

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Keywords:

  • economic welfare;
  • methodology;
  • congressional institution;
  • predictability;
  • multi-form institutionalization

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • The Benefits of Technology

  • Technology under Attack

  • The Rise of Technology Assessment

  • The End of Technology Assessment

  • Lessons from TA

  • The Origins of Science and Technology Policy

  • Making Science and Technology Policy Interactive

  • TA after TA

  • References