This project develops the "socio-technical contract" concept, a notion that signifies the kinds of socio-technological assumptions and arrangements that characterize a particular domain of policy or practice. Socio-technical contracts, unlike their social contract counterparts in political theory, represent active negotiation and renegotiation of social contracts around emerging technologies, as opposed to the tacit social contracts of thinkers such as Locke. I use the socio-technical contract concept to analyze the governance of assisted reproductive technologies in the United Kingdom.
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- Political Science
- History of Science
- public policy
- Anticipatory Governance
- genetics and society
- Reproductive technology
- Science Policy
- socio-technical contracts
- United Kingdom
- Human reproductive technology--Great Britain.
- Human reproductive technology
- Technology and state--Great Britain.
- Political participation--Great Britain.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-294)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Political science