Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

book price comparison newgen books for YA readers
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Risk, Language, and Power The Nanotechnology Environmental Policy Case by Jeffery T. Morris
  

Risk, Language, and Power The Nanotechnology Environmental Policy Case

Synopsis

Risk, Language, and Power The Nanotechnology Environmental Policy Case by Jeffery T. Morris

Risk, Language, and Power applies discourse analysis to public policy debates about nanotechnology to explore how risk is used in language and practice to frame those debates. The author argues that regulatory science by itself is inadequate to address risk concerns, and that public policy initiatives should be applied to broaden policy discourse around the environmental implications of emerging technologies.

Reviews

This book fills an important, but seldom explored, space between risk science and analysis, Science and Technology Studies, ethics, and public policy associated with the products of emerging technologies in the environment. Dr. Morris is both a scholar and practitioner, and as such, he carefully and insightfully calls for a paradigm shift in formulating regulatory policy for emerging technologies...I hope that policy makers, interested publics, and scholars alike will read this book to help us guide the future of emerging technologies in the environment. -- Jennifer Kuzma, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota Jeffrey Morris, occupying a unique position at the intersection of government action and scholarly reflection, argues that a discursive and formal risk regime formed in the age of chemicals is ill suited to address the possible health and environmental risks posed by nanotechnology. His deft discourse analysis of the still-emerging nanotechnology risk regime is informed by direct experience, careful observation, and a subtle understanding of the role of quantitative regulatory science in shaping how we grapple with fundamental questions of risk, power, and democratic governance. Morris's argument for a new and more reflexive discourse on risk and benefits before the existing regime is extended to nanotechnology by default commands our immediate attention. -- Christopher Bosso, Northeastern University


About the Author

Jeff Morris is a Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholar and environmental protection professional.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

9th February 2012

Author

Jeffery T. Morris

More books by Jeffery T. Morris
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Lexington Books

Format

Hardback
206 pages

Categories

Central government policies
Applied ecology
Nanotechnology

ISBN

9780739170540

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools