Synopses & Reviews
Despite the availability of many technological advances, likeelectric cars and electronic patient records, many innovations are slow to take hold. The editors of this book bring together experts toexplore how agents use policy instruments to govern change of socio-technological systems. In doing so they address the issue ofhow state and non-state actors interact to affect changes in society with regards to technology. Specific topics covered include the useof technological standards in the development of biodegradable plastics, regulation of medical devices and entrepreneurship and the governance of biomedical innovation.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Examining the 'who' (agents), 'how' (policy instruments) and 'why' (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society.