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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 343–366.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 17 8 2009 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2009 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Nuclear power Indonesia Risk and distrust Antinuclear movements Organized resistance Civic epistemology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2007
... deficiencies in public attitudes. In the mid-1990s the problem was initially diagnosed as problems of public irrationality or ignorance. A later diagnosis was `public distrust', attributed to institutional deficits–e.g. of risk communication about technologies, or of transparency about regulatory criteria and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 521–540.
Published: 01 December 2010
... feeling from other community activist groups that ESR was a proxy for central government. The ritualised expressions of distrust made it difficult to utilise the CLG as a forum for meaningful participation in the development and design of the study. In defending its reputation from ‘attacks’, ESR risked...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 503–506.
Published: 01 August 2014
... about safety. They focused not on technical details but on organizational risks, for example, the company's concealment of troublesome facts, and trade-offs between profits and safety. Many had experience with such risks in their everyday work (84). Moreover, the experts usually replied immediately to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... questions occurred to me later: Why have Koreans been joining the protest voluntarily day after day for several months? Why has the Korean government momentarily become so powerless? How are the public, the media, experts, and the government intertwined in this risk politics? How does knowledge politics...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 403–407.
Published: 01 September 2011
... after Fukushima. Fifth, trust is the foundation of risk management in a nuclear power disaster. As we observe from afar the distrust of the Japanese people resulting from their government's and industry's mismanagement of the Fukushima crisis, we wonder whether there is a country elsewhere in Asia...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 565–583.
Published: 01 December 2010
... engagement processes, influenced by a diverse spectrum of participatory theories, seek a balance among different views at a collective level, so that collectively desired activities can move ahead and risks can be controlled. STS researchers and policy practitioners and advisors have developed numerous...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 503–519.
Published: 01 December 2010
... scientific literacy, is there a risk that we have created a new deficit: of scientists lacking in civic literacy? We have begun to recognise and support the voice of the Scientific Citizen, but have we fully recognised the voice of the “Citizen Scientist”? This paper presents recent research from New...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 345–354.
Published: 01 June 2019
... potential indicators of vulnerability, two hundred thousand people were tested, inadvertently adding to the sense that everybody is potentially at risk and stigmatizing, by their peers, those children who were found to have higher exposure numbers. 1 But measuring tumors (by ultrasound, and then surgical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 December 2007
... valid as claimed by the science community ( Wynne 1992 ). Under such circumstances, many citizens begin to distrust the risk assessment done by scientific experts. The third issue arises from criticisms about representative democracy. Public policies characterized by modern science and technology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to evaluate the risk of consumer goods and came to determine the risk previously missed” (1973: section 1.2), and “[There was] development in the public sense to the quality of the environment” (1974: section 1.4). These statements show that the public was beginning to be characterized as independent...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 35–67.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of people being actively harassed and incarcerated in significant numbers was directly responsible for driving those people engaged in high-risk behaviors underground, for the concretization and spread of these pernicious linkages, and for their consequences. Even interventions which were putatively...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Japanese STS had never provided any substantial contribution that revealed the depth of the cultural-philosophical level of interaction between science/technology and society. He considered approaches to the so-called risk sociology and science communication to be a rather shallow job fit only for a mere...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 495–501.
Published: 01 December 2018
... savvy professional males. “It was among these men,” he writes, “that a community was being cultivated, a local, active, and engaged community that rested on an acknowledgment of shared history, shared risks, and vitally, shared responsibility” (Montoya, this issue). This curiously classical notion of a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 393–415.
Published: 01 December 2018
... officer told me explicitly that important programs have suffered or vanished as a direct result of these cuts. These cuts have especially affected the ability to field outreach workers for most at risk populations. “There is a lot of work that went into educating drug users that has been stopped because...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 March 2010
... efficiency and risk ( Murray 1990 ). Even in an article published in a bioethical journal, gene therapy was discussed rather optimistically: “Researchers hope that one day gene therapy will cure inherited disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. […] There is a growing consensus that gene therapy...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 397–412.
Published: 01 December 2015
... diversity of institutional and societal contexts in which therapies are regulated. Over the last few years, South Korea and Japan have radically changed their regulation regarding the translation of high-risk stem cell products. High expectations have led to more permissive but closely supervised regulatory...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... credible and responsible, perpetually adjusting their policy to accommodate the current trends in timber management. On the other hand, the changes might have counterproductive consequences as they may deepen public distrust since there is a risk that the procedures will only create further levels of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 189–215.
Published: 01 June 2011
... expectations, we found no clear evidence that the farmers perceived a risk in abandoning old varieties and production patterns in favor of the new ones; nor were there any apparent residual grievances that prevented the East Timorese from cooperating with Indonesian experts. However, the farmers preferred the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 541–563.
Published: 01 December 2010
... education programs aiming to enhance positive attitudes ( McClymont and O'Hare 2008 ; also Wolsink 2006 ), as the NSW precinct and advisory committee approach suggests. Instead, community distrust and stronger resistance often results, as well-demonstrated internationally ( Wolsink 2007 ; Jones and Eiser...