ESEP 12:63-65 (2012)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00129

INTRODUCTION
The ethical and social imperatives of dialogue for public engagement in technoscience: trends in Asia–Pacific governance

Tomiko Yamaguchi1, Karen Cronin2,*, Darryl Macer3

1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, International Christian University, 10-2, Osawa 3-chome, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan
2Governance and Policy Science Team, Landcare Research, PO Box 10 345, The Terrace, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
3UNESCO Bangkok, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong 10110, Thailand

ABSTRACT: The Asia−Pacific region is an emergent and important arena in the development of technology and science. However, until recently there has been little critical analysis of the emerging technoscientific governance that is embedded in the region’s socio-political, cultural and economic contexts. This Theme Section addresses concepts such as ’scientific citizenship’, ‘expert−lay interaction’, ‘participatory risk governance’ and ‘public engagement’ in order to stimulate discussions on the social and ethical issues which need to be tackled when introducing new technologies in this region.


KEY WORDS: Asia–Pacific · Science, technology and society · Public engagement dialogue


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Cite this article as: Yamaguchi T, Cronin K, Macer D (2012) The ethical and social imperatives of dialogue for public engagement in technoscience: trends in Asia–Pacific governance. Ethics Sci Environ Polit 12:63-65. https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00129

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