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Not Again! Public Perception, Regulation, and Nanotechnology


Douglas J. Sylvester


Arizona State University - College of Law

Kenneth W. Abbott


Arizona State University

Gary E. Marchant, JD, PhD


Arizona State University - College of Law

December 1, 2008

Regulation and Governance, 2009

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Forthcoming in Regulation and Governance (2009). Although it is often argued that government oversight is needed to assure public opinion does not mistakenly view nanotechnology as dangerous or to restore public trust in government agencies, a question that we ask in this article, and one that implicates many of the themes raised in the other papers in this symposium, is whether governments can truly play this role. In short, as the world lurches toward regulation of NT we should ask: Why the rush? Can anticipatory regulation, perceived as the government doing something, fulfill the competing hopes to "restore trust," "pave-the-way," "increase awareness," or "satisfy democratic notions of accountability"? Or, is regulation more likely to increase existing divisions about nanotechnology's future?

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Keywords: Nanotechnology, Regulation, Technology, Genetics, Genetically modified, Governance, Risk, Cognitive, Psychology, Culture, Public Engagement

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Date posted: December 3, 2008 ; Last revised: July 17, 2014

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Sylvester, Douglas J. and Abbott, Kenneth W. and Marchant, JD, PhD, Gary E., Not Again! Public Perception, Regulation, and Nanotechnology (December 1, 2008). Regulation and Governance, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1309743

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Arizona State University - College of Law ( email )
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Kenneth Wayne Abbott
Arizona State University ( email )
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United States
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Gary E. Marchant, JD, PhD
Arizona State University - College of Law ( email )
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