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Empowering citizens in international governance of nanotechnologies

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dc.contributor.author Malsch, Ineke
dc.contributor.author Subramanian, Vrishali
dc.contributor.author Semenzin, Elena
dc.contributor.author Hristozov, Danail
dc.contributor.author Marcomini, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Mullins, Martin
dc.contributor.author Hester, Karena
dc.contributor.author McAlea, Eamonn
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Finbarr
dc.contributor.author Tofail, Syed A.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-22T16:22:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-22T16:22:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7347
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The international dialogue on responsible governance of nanotechnologies engages a wide range of actors with conflicting as well as common interests. It is also characterised by a lack of evidence-based data on uncertain risks of in particular engineered nanomaterials. The present paper aims at deepening understanding of the collective decision making context at international level using the grounded theory approach as proposed by Glaser and Strauss in "The Discovery of Grounded Theory'' (1967). This starts by discussing relevant concepts from different fields including sociological and political studies of international relations as well as political philosophy and ethics. This analysis of current trends in international law making is taken as starting point for exploring the role that a software decision support tool could play in multi-stakeholder global governance of nanotechnologies. These theoretical ideas are then compared with the current design of the SUN Decision Support System (SUNDS) under development in the European project on Sustainable Nanotechnologies (SUN, www.sun-fp7.eu). Through constant comparison, the ideas are also compared with requirements of different stakeholders as expressed during a user workshop. This allows for highlighting discussion points for further consideration. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation 604305 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Nanoparticle Research;17:215
dc.subject nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject international governance en_US
dc.subject responsible research and innovation en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Empowering citizens in international governance of nanotechnologies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-11-22T16:12:51Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11051-015-3019-0
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid EC-GA No. 604305 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1589312
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Nanoparticle Research
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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