Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

ITAS and TAB Book Series

Society – Technology – Environment

In its book series “Society – Technology – Environment, New Series” the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) publishes works on general conceptual and methodological aspects of technology assessment, conference proceedings as well as project results. The “New Series” is the sequel of a series with the same name which dates back to 1992 and was – together with the “Publications of the Department of Applied Systems Analysis” (the predecessor institution of ITAS) – issued by another publisher.
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Global Sustainable Development – Sustainability Research within the Helmholtz Association

Since 1998 the Helmholtz Association has been doing research with the aim to contribute to the operationalization of the general principle of sustainability. The series “Global Sustainable Development – Sustainability Research within the Helmholtz Association” (formerly: Global Sustainable Development – Perspectives for Germany) makes the results of these long-term research activities accessible to interested people from science, politics, economy, and the general public. It also provides a forum for further societal discussion on sustainable development which is supported by research. ITAS had the main responsibility in the joint research project “Global Sustainable Development – Perspectives for Germany” of the HGF and is the publisher of the book series.
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Studies of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

In this series the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) presents selected TA analyses of politically and socially relevant topics from science and technology. These analyses are the outcomes of the policy-advising activities of TAB and have been published by Edition Sigma, Berlin, since 1996.
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Futures of Technology, Science and Society

This interdisciplinary series of books is devoted to technology futures in their scientific and societal contexts. The use of the plural “futures” is by no means accidental: firstly, light is to be shed on a broad spectrum of developments in science and technology; secondly, debates on technoscientific fields such as biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology and robotics are influenced by a multitude of viewpoints and interests. On the one hand, these futures have an impact on the way advances are made, as well as on their results and consequences, for example by shaping the scientific agenda. On the other hand, scientific and technological innovations offer an opportunity to conceive of new futures with different implications for society. Reflecting this reciprocity, the series concentrates primarily on the way in which science and technology are influenced social and culturally, on how their results can be shaped in a responsible manner in society, and on the way they affect our images of humankind.
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