Rooted in different disciplines such as ethics, ecology, law, social and political sciences, the chapters in this edited volume explore the normative approaches, societal practices, and legal mechanisms which have emerged in the nano-field over the last two decades. The chapters also present a broad variety of evaluative approaches that may assist societal actors in their attempts to actively shape and contribute to the debate about nanomaterials.
1. Eisenberger, I., Kallhoff, A. and Schwarz-Plaschg, C.: Rethinking ethical, legal, and societal frameworks for assessing and governing nanomaterials / Part I: Evaluation and Standardization (Anglea Kallhoff) / 2. Kallhoff, A., and Moser, E.: Ecocentric evaluation of nano-release / 3. Wickson, F., and Forsberg, E-M.: Standardising responsibility? The significance of interstitial spaces (reprint) / 4. Jaeger, Th.: Standardization and patenting in nanotechnology: Better balancing for a necessary nuisance / 5. De Vries, H.: Standardisation – enabler for nanotechnology innovation / Part II: Norms and Regulation (Iris Eisenberger) / 6. Bowman, D., and Tournas, L.: Science – democracy – industry: Who is in charge of regulating nanomaterials? / 7. Filser, J.: Pros and cons of nano-regulation and ways towards a sustainable use / 8. Eisenberger, I.: tba / 9. Flipse, S.M., Mantovani E., Porcari, A., and Yaghmaei, E: Monitoring the value of RRI in industrial nanotechnology innovation projects / Part III: Politics and Publics (Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg) / 10. Schwarz-Plaschg, C.: The politics and public imagination of nano-labeling in Europe / 11. Krabbenborg, L.: Emerging technologies and the problem of representation / 12. Seifert, F.: Nanotechnology: democratizing a hyped-up technology? / 13. Coenen, Ch.: Creating objects of deliberation and governance
Angelika Kallhoff is a Professor of Ethics with special emphasis on Applied Ethics at the University of Vienna’s Department of Philosophy and the director of the Research Platform Nano-Norms-Nature. Her research interests are in the area of ethics, applied ethics, and political philosophy.
Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg is University Assistant (post doc) at the Research Platform Nano-Norms-Nature at the University of Vienna. Her research explores the co-shaping of emerging technosciences and society with a specific focus on the area of nanotechnology.