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The Earthscan Science in Society Series

Series Editor: Professor Steve Rayner, University of Oxford

The Earthscan Science in Society Series aims to publish new high quality research, teaching, practical and policy- related books on topics that address the complex and vitally important interface between science and society.

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1-10 of 19 results in The Earthscan Science in Society Series
  1. A Web of Prevention

    Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research

    Edited by Brian Rappert, Caitriona McLeish

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Web of Prevention provides a timely contribution to the current debate about life science research and its implications for security. It is an informative guide for both experts and the public. It is a forward-looking contribution covering both ends of the equation and creates momentum for the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Resolving Messy Policy Problems

    Handling Conflict in Environmental, Transport, Health and Ageing Policy

    By Steven Ney

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Our lives increasingly take place in ever more complex and interconnected networks that blur the boundaries we have traditionally used to define our social and political spaces. Accordingly, the policy problems that governments are called upon to deal with have become less clear-cut and far messier...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Marginalized Reproduction

    Ethnicity, Infertility and Reproductive Technologies

    Edited by Lorraine Culley, Nicky Hudson, Floor van Rooij

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Worldwide, over 75 million people are involuntarily childless, a devastating experience for many with significant consequences for the social and psychological well-being of women in particular. Despite greater levels of infertility and strong cultural meanings attached to having children, little...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Science and Public Reason

    By Sheila Jasanoff

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This essay collection explores how democratic governments construct public reason—that is, the forms of evidence and argument used in making state decisions accountable to citizens. The term public reason as used here is not simply a matter of constructing principled arguments that respect...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage

    Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation

    Edited by Nils Markusson, Simon Shackley, Benjamin Evar

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Dynamics of Disaster

    Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Barbara Allen, Rachel A. Dowty Beech

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Disasters are the result of complex interactions between social and natural forces, acting at multiple scales from the individual and community to the organisational, national and international level. Effective disaster planning, response and recovery require an understanding of these interacting...

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Integrating Science and Policy

    Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Mimi Berberian

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    As progress towards a greater knowledge in sustainability science continues, the question of how better to integrate scientific progress with actual decisions made by practitioners remains paramount. This book aims to help close the gap between science and practice. Based on a two year...

    Published February 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Rationality and Ritual

    Participation and Exclusion in Nuclear Decision-making, 2nd Edition

    By Brian Wynne

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Rationality and Ritual, internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology policymaking. By focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history – the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing&...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation

    Edited by Lyla Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy
    Edited by Steve Rayner, Mark Caine
    To Be Published August 21st 2014
  2. Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future
    By Thaddeus Miller
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  3. Experiment Earth: Responsible Innovation in Geoengineering
    By Jack Stilgoe
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  4. Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy
    By Robert Chris
    To Be Published March 19th 2015
  5. Geoengineering our Climate?: Ethics, Politics and Governance
    Edited by Jason Blackstock, Clark Miller, Steve Rayner
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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