Seminar: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics - Details
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Course name Seminar: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics
Subtitle An introduction to Sheila Jasanoff's contributions to Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Course number SOW-0011 SOW-0043
Semester WS 2022/23
Current number of participants 14
maximum number of participants 20
Home institute Soziologie (Lehrstuhl)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu., 20.10.2022 15:45 - 17:15, Room: 5031 Geb. D (20 Pl.) [PhilSoz]
Participants This course is for students interested in sociological theory, environmental politics, scientific assessments, and comparative case studies.
All language levels are welcome for students willing to improve their reading and discussion skills.
Pre-requisites regular, active participation
good preparation of the seminar texts
Performance record literature review (3000 - 4000 words)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird als Hybrid/gemischt abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Weitere Unterrichtssprache(n) Englisch, Deutsch
Literaturhinweise Brickman, Ronald.; Jasanoff, Sheila.; Ilgen, Thomas. (1985): Controlling chemicals. The politics of regulation in Europe and the United States. Ithaca, N.Y., London: Cornell University Press.
Miscellanea Podcast social science [bites]:
ECTS points abhängig von der Modulwahl


This seminar introduces Science and Technology Studies - a field of research that examines the different links between science, technology, and society in everyday life and thus, among other things, defines the role of knowledge, technology, and risk acceptance in processes of social order.

We will discuss the work of the renowned STS scholar Sheila Jasanoff and her conceptual developments of 'sociotechnical imaginaries', 'civic epistemologies', and the 'co-production' of knowledge. By reading her work about cross-national differences in environmental policy and the regulation of chemicals by specific approaches to risk assessments, we will explore the role of science, technology, and society in implementing environmental law, politics, and policy.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Science, Technology and Environmental Politics".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 04.11.2022 on 23:59. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.

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