Assessing Risk Discourses: Nano S&T In The Global South

Nano Science and Technology (Nano S&T) has potential to change our lives for the better, but at the same time, it causes also a significant amount of concern in terms of related health, environmental, ethical and societal risks. It is increasingly recognized that addressing these concerns requires appropriate governance of nano S&T, which should arguably involve a number of different stakeholders, including various publics. Nano S&T is seen as having particular positive and negative implications in the Global South, and it appears that discourses around such issues in the South have not yet been systemically researched.

Provided by: United Nations University Topic: Data Management Date Added: Feb 2011 Format: PDF

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