Technology assessment in a globalized world

Technologies play a key role in addressing global challenges such as climate change, digitalization, and health. A new book deals with the growing need for coordinated action and governance in the field of science, technology, and innovation (STI).
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The book explores the relevance of the concept of technology assessment (TA) at the international level and reflects on the challenges and opportunities of global technology governance. Therefore, it presents case studies from the field of STI on topics such as energy, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and health technology, as well as TA activities at national and international levels. 

The publication also provides an in-depth discussion of current governmental STI cultures and systems in different countries and outlines the policy priorities needed to achieve coordinated and effective STI interventions in policy making and public debate at the global level. With their book, the editors aim to promote the establishment of a forum for a truly global dialogue among TA practitioners, fostering the articulation of their needs, knowledge, and perspectives.

Contributions from members of the globalTA network

The open access publication includes contributions from numerous members of the globalTA network, an association of more than 30 non-profit institutions from around the world working in the broad field of technology assessment. The network aims to facilitate global cooperation in the assessment of emerging technologies and to support adequate anticipatory governance of new technologies that may have significant impacts. (31.01.2023)

Bibliographic information:

Hennen, Leonhard; Hahn, Julia; Ladikas, Miltos; Lindner, Ralf; Peissl, Walter ; van Est, Rinnie (eds.)
Technology Assessment in a Globalized World. Facing the Challenges of Transnational Technology Governance. Cham: Springer Nature, 2023, 271 pp., ISBN 978-3-031-10616-3
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