Organising Collective Responsibility: On Precaution, Codes of Conduct and Understanding Public Debate

Understanding Nanotechnology, U. Fiedeler et al. (Eds), AKA Verlag Heidelberg, 2010, pp.61-70

10 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2014 Last revised: 26 Sep 2014

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Rene Von Schomberg

European Commission-DG Research and Innovation

Date Written: August 14, 2010

Abstract

This paper makes a case for organizing collective responsibility through instruments beyond the regulatory system, such as codes of conduct and various deliberative assessment mechanisms within and outside the policy context. The paper reviews the requirements for implementing an ethics of co-responsibility, with a view to the challenges current and prospective developments in nanoscience and nanotechnologies impose on the regulatory systems of modern societies.

Keywords: deliberation, precaution, public debate, code of conduct, nanotechnology, uncertainty, risk, science, technology and society, science and technology studies

Suggested Citation

Von Schomberg, Rene, Organising Collective Responsibility: On Precaution, Codes of Conduct and Understanding Public Debate (August 14, 2010). Understanding Nanotechnology, U. Fiedeler et al. (Eds), AKA Verlag Heidelberg, 2010, pp.61-70. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480395

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