Project: Risk Perception and Social Response to Nanotechnologies
Nick Pidgeon, Adam Corner and Tee Rogers-Hayden are working with the Centre for Nanotechnology in Society, University of California Santa Barbara on a US National Science Foundation grant. As part of the working group on ‘Risk Perception and Social Response to Nanotechnologies’ they have been carrying out a cross-national deliberative study on nanotechnology. This has involved analysing and developing the notion of ‘upstream public engagement’ and exploring public dialogue on the potential roles for nanotechnology for health and enhancement, and for energy futures, through deliberative workshops in the US and UK. They have also been contributing to the development of a national nanotechnology survey which focuses on amplification effects in risk perception.
Pidgeon, N.F., Harthorn, B., Bryant, K. and Rogers-Hayden, T. (2009) Deliberating the risks of nanotechnology for energy and health applications in the US and UK. Nature Nanotechnology, Vol 4, Feb 2009, 95-98.
Rogers-Hayden, T. and Pidgeon, N.F. (2007) Moving engagement “upstream”? nanotechnologies and the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering inquiry. Public Understanding of Science, 16, 346-364.
Pidgeon, N.F and Rogers-Hayden, T. (2007) Opening up nanotechnology dialogue with the publics: risk communication or ‘upstream engagement’? Health, Risk and Society, 9, 191-210.
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