By Michael Decker, Miltos Ladikas, S. Stephan, Katharina Mader
This booklet summarises the result of the venture TAMI (Technology review in Europe; among approach and Impact); a two-year venture that introduced jointly the most institutes of expertise overview in Europe, either parliamentary and non-parliamentary ones. TAMI created a established discussion among expertise evaluate specialists and policymakers on present methodologies and their effect in policymaking.
The TAMI crew explored and assessed the total spectrum of methodologies from the "classical" to the "interactive/participatory" and "communicative", pointed out sturdy practices in undertaking implementation and set the degree for impression assessment according to target standards. additionally the group investigated wider influencing components in expertise evaluate, starting from "institutional settings" to "lobbying activities", "industry expertise evaluation" and "cultural features" which are additionally offered intimately. ultimately the booklet deals a sequence of coverage suggestions in accordance with the findings of the venture.
Science, Society and coverage, are 3 parts that know-how evaluation features inside and works for; this booklet is an try and enhance the interplay among them for a extra socially and economically sustainable technology and know-how coverage in Europe.
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For example, do we want the internet to be better controlled or let as a free space? A TA may also consider the practical implications of the widespread use of a new technology, how to actualise this technology to the present situation. For example, what about the multiplication of in-vitro fertilisation in industrial countries? Along the development path of a specific technology, TA has different entry points. TA relevant questions are different in the various phases of the innovation cycle, as well as there being different stakeholders and social groups involved.
Has there been evidence for mistrust against experts and decisionmakers? Does the expert dilemma (a situation in which experts are confronted with counter experts, science becomes politicised and the values behind science become explicit) apply? If these questions are answered with "yes" this will have an impact on how to conceptualise theTA project, for example concerning the use of participatory instruments. In all these fields, the way an issue is discussed in the public might evolve during time.
Initialize new R&D policy Another goal of a TA-project might be to develop recommendations for new topics on the research agenda. For example if an identified problem causes the need for further research. Also the development and assessment of various options might lead to recommendations for a re-orientation of research policy. New decision making processes The situation appreciation might result in the finding that a particular situation needs new decision preparation procedures. It might be a goal then, to recommend an alternative way for governance.
Bridges between Science, Society and Policy: Technology Assessment — Methods and Impacts by Michael Decker, Miltos Ladikas, S. Stephan, Katharina Mader