Democratic Experiments: Problematizing Nanotechnology and Democracy in Europe and the United States (Inside Technology) by Brice Laurent
English | May 5, 2017 | ISBN: 0262035766 | 285 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
In Democratic Experiments, Brice Laurent discusses the challenges that emerging technologies create for democracy today. He focuses on nanotechnology and its attendant problems, proposing nanotechnology as a lens through which to understand contemporary democracy in both theory and practice. Arguing that democracy is at stake where nanotechnology is defined as a problem, Laurent examines the sites where nanotechnology is discussed and debated by scientists, policymakers, and citizens. It is at these sites where the joint production of nanotechnology and the democratic order can be observed.