Technology and politics /

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Imprint:Durham : Duke University Press, 1988.
Description:xv, 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects
Technology and state
Technology and state.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Kraft, Michael E.
Vig, Norman J.
ISBN:0822308460 (alk. paper)
082230838X (pbk.)
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [315]-349.
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This volume is a rarity: a readable collection that sustains a set of important themes even though 16 authors have made contributions. The social and political character of technology is explored as well as current US structures and processes of public control and regulation. Interesting and informative sections on risk assessment and alternative possibilities for injecting moral and ethical concerns into the political process are provided. The original and reprinted materials are beautifully introduced and edited. Vig's "Technology, Philosophy and the State" presents one of the clearest general statements on the subject now in print. Essays by Langdon Winner, Edwin Woodhouse, Henry Lambright, and Kraft and others integrate the practical with the philosophical and political in important areas. The play between the mundane and the profound is sustained throughout the volume, something sadly lacking in much writing on the subject. Most highly recommended for college, university, and public library collections on politics, public policy, and technology. All levels. E. Lewis New College of the University of South Florida

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