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Science, Technology and Public Policy

Science, Technology and Public Policy
The development and diffusion of science innovative technologies is indispensable for modern society. However, despite its benefits, the development of science and technology is not without various risks and social problems. So far as we are going to make societal decisions for the use of science and technologies with diverse social implications that encompass both risks and benefits, sometimes involving values implications, there is a need for mechanisms of decision making and management of the development and utilization of science and technology. Decisions can be different depending on environmental, institutional and cultural conditions. In addition, innovative policy instruments/ mechanisms to deal with rapidly changing science and technology, including regulatory measuesmeasures, are required for implementing decisions.
This course will deal with wide range of issues from local to global levels faced at the interface areas between science, technology and public policy from comparative perspective of Japan, the US and Europe. It offers key theoretical issues surrounding Science and Technology and provides students with the tools and frameworks, such as risk assessment/ management and transition management, to analyze them. This course invites students from both natural science backgrounds (i.e. the graduate school of engineering, new frontier science and so on) and social science backgrounds (graduate school of public policy, law and politics, and economicsand public policy). We expect students to acquire interdisciplinary perspective in addition to their primary major, which is one of the critical skill in analyzing complex social technical issues posed by science and technology.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
5112131
GPP-MP5P10L3
Science, Technology and Public Policy
城山 英明
A1
火曜2限、金曜2限
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教室
国際学術総合研究棟 演習室E
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
公共政策学教育部
授業計画
1. Introduction – Science, Technology and Governance 2. Dynamic Nature of Science and Technology – Linear Model and Its Critics 3. Risk, Uncertainty and the Development of Risk Governance Framework 4. Technology Assessment – ELSI, RRI, Accident Investigation and Learning 5. The Role and Impact of Regulation – RIA and CBA 6. Design matters – Science Technology and Behavioral Science 7. Evidence Informed Decision Making and Better/Smart Regulation – US and EU Perspective 8. Beyond Public Engagement – Citizen Lobbyist in the Context of STI 9. Transition Management – Promotion of Science 10. Fukushima and Its Lessons in the Context of Science and Technology 11. The Use of Science in International Environmental and Health Politics – Climate Change, Food Trade, Global Health 12. Governance Challenges of Emerging Technology – New Techniques in Biotechnology including Genome Editing 13. Student Presentation of the Final Report Proposal (NOTE: Class schedule may subject to change)
授業の方法
Lecture and Seminar.
成績評価方法
Class Participation, Presentation and Reports
教科書
There is no text book.
参考書
List of reference will be distributed in the first class.
履修上の注意
A more detailed syllabus will be provided in the first lecture.