Mediating Public Concern in Biotechnology: A map of sites, actors and issues in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

NIFU-rapport 2004:02. This publication is the first report from the Nordic research project Changing Contexts for Mediating Public Concern in the Assessment of Technoscience. Public Responses to Genetic Technologies in the Nordic Countries (COMPASS). This report documents the first exploratory steps towards an articulated comparative account of approaches and experiences in the Nordic countries concerning the political, economic, social and cultural responses to global, European and Nordic efforts in the appropriation and mediation of modern biotechnology. The national narratives included in this report will subsequently be supplemented with specific case studies on nationally important biotechnology issues, in order to provide windows with higher resolution on the project’s key research questions. This will in all provide material for a final effort of synthesis, through which a framework will be sought for the comparative characterisation of social processes of appropriation of genetic technologies in these Nordic countries.

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Title Mediating Public Concern in Biotechnology: A map of sites, actors and issues in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
Category Report
EditorMarja Häyrinen-Alestalo
EditorEgil Kallerud
publication year2004
isbn82-7218-482-6
issn0807-3635