The Emergence of Public Controversies in Science, Technology & Medicine: A New Methodological Paradigm

Project Start Year
2020
Project Area of Research
Project Description

Our project offers an empirical study of public controversies regarding science, technology and medicine. We focus on emblematic case studies in environmental ethics (pesticides), bioethics (vaccines), data ethics (facial recognition) and innovation ethics (smart meters). Our study aims to develop an integrated methodological paradigm for analyzing public controversies regarding science, technology and medicine and theorizing the role of the the media, scientific community and government policy in determining the course and outcome of such controversies.

UC PI
Elena Conis
Elena Conis
Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
France PI
Laura Draetta
Laura Draetta
Télécom Paris Graduate School of Engineering, IP Paris