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Jasanoff, Sheila

Works: 81 works in 357 publications in 4 languages and 14,635 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Sheila Jasanoff
Science at the bar : law, science, and technology in America by Sheila Jasanoff( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science at the Bar is the first book to examine in detail how two powerful American institutions - both seekers after truth - interact with each other. Looking at cases involving product liability, medical malpractice, toxic torts, genetic engineering, and life and death, Jasanoff argues that the courts do not simply depend on scientific findings for guidance; rather, they actually influence the production of science and technology at many different levels. With its lucid analysis of both scientific and legal modes of reasoning, and its recommendations for scholars and policymakers, this book will be an indispensable resource for anyone who hopes to understand the changing configurations of science, technology, and the law in our litigious society
Handbook of science and technology studies by Sheila Jasanoff( )

52 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies represents the social constructivist perspective on the discipline. The contributors offer new ideas on the multicultural and gendered nature of knowledge production
Earthly politics : local and global in environmental governance( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization today is as much a problem for international harmony as it is a necessary condition of living together on our planet. Increasing interconnectedness in ecology, economy, technology, and politics has brought nations and societies into ever closer contact, creating acute demands for cooperation. Earthly Politics argues that in the coming decades global governance will have to accommodate differences, even as it obliterates distance, and will have to respect many aspects of the local while developing institutions that transcend localism. This book analyzes a variety of approaches to environmental governance approaches that balance the local and the global in order to encourage new, more flexible frameworks of global governance. On the theoretical level, it draws on insights from the field of science and technology studies to enrich our understanding of environmental and development politics. On the pragmatic level, it discusses the design of institutions and processes to address problems of environmental governance that increasingly refuse to remain within national boundaries. The cases in the book display the crucial relationship between knowledge and power--the links between the ways we understand environmental problems and the ways we manage them--and illustrate the different paths by which knowledge-power formations are arrived at, contested, defended, or set aside. By examining how local and global actors ranging from the World Bank to the Makah tribe in the Pacific Northwest respond to the contradictions of globalization, the authors identify some of the conditions for creating more effective engagement between the global and the local in environmental governance
Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States by Sheila Jasanoff( )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biology and politics have converged today across much of the industrialized world. Debates about genetically modified organisms, cloning, stem cells, animal patenting, and new reproductive technologies crowd media headlines and policy agendas. Less noticed, but no less important, are the rifts that have appeared among leading Western nations about the right way to govern innovation in genetics and biotechnology. These significant differences in law and policy, and in ethical analysis, may in a globalizing world act as obstacles to free trade, scientific inquiry, and shared understandings of human dignity." "In this look at some twenty-five years of scientific and social development, Sheila Jasanoff compares the politics and policy of the life sciences in Britain, Germany, the United States, and the European Union as a whole. She shows how public and private actors in each setting evaluated new manifestations of biotechnology and tried to reassure themselves about their safety."--Jacket
Reframing rights : bioconstitutionalism in the genetic age by Sheila Jasanoff( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal texts have been with us since the dawn of human history. Beginning in 1953, life too became textual. The discovery of the structure of DNA made it possible to represent the basic matter of life with permutations and combinations of four letters of the alphabet, A, T, C, and G. Since then, the biological and legal conceptions of life have been in constant, mutually constitutive interplay -- the former focusing on life's definition, the latter on life's entitlements. Reframing Rights argues that this period of transformative change in law and the life sciences should be considered "bioconstitutional." Reframing Rights explores the evolving relationship of biology, biotechnology, and law through a series of national and cross-national case studies. Sheila Jasanoff maps out the conceptual territory in a substantive editorial introduction, after which the contributors offer "snapshots" of developments at the frontiers of biotechnology and the law. Chapters examine such topics as national cloning and xenotransplant policies; the politics of stem cell research in Britain, Germany, and Italy; DNA profiling and DNA databases in criminal law; clinical trials in India and the United States; the GM crop controversy in Britain; and precautionary policymaking in the European Union. These cases demonstrate changes of constitutional significance in the relations among human bodies, selves, science, and the state
Learning from disaster : risk management after Bhopal( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title The 1984 lethal gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, may be the most extensively studied industrial disaster in history. In a departure from earlier studies that have focused primarily on the causes of the catastrophe, Sheila Jasanoff and the contributors to this volume critically examine the consequences of the accident
States of knowledge : the co-production of science and social order by Sheila Jasanoff( )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this collection aim to fill the gap between science & technology studies on the one hand & the other social sciences on the other. They argue that ways of knowing the world are inseparably linked to the ways in which people seek to organize & control it
The fifth branch : science advisers as policymakers by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling chemicals : the politics of regulation in Europe and the United States by Ronald Brickman( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of invention : technology and the human future by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A professor of science and technology studies at Harvard Kennedy School candidly documents society's embrace of technological solutions and technology's complex interplay with ethics and human rights, challenging readers to build a future in which we work together to manage the risks and promises of technology, "--NoveList
Risk management and political culture : a comparative study of science in the policy context by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamscapes of modernity : sociotechnical imaginaries and the fabrication of power by Sheila Jasanoff( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dreamscapes of Modernity' offers a treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good. The book presents a mix of case studies - including nuclear power in Austria, Chinese rice biotechnology, Korean stem cell research, the Indonesian Internet, US bioethics, global health, and more, to illustrate how the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries can lead to more sophisticated understandings of the national and transnational politics of science and technology
Science and public reason by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explores how democratic governments construct public reason--that is, the forms of evidence and argument used in making state decisions accountable to citizens. The objective is to investigate what societies do in practice when they claim to be reasoning in the public interest. Methodologically, the book is grounded in the field of science and technology studies (STS). It uses in-depth qualitative studies of legal and political practices to shed light on the cultural construction of public reason and the reasoning political subject"--
Comparative science and technology policy( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical regulation and cancer : a cross-national study of policy and politics by Ronald Brickman( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le droit et la science en action by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Débordements : mélanges offerts à Michel Callon by M Akrich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MICHEL CALLON a marqué les sciences humaines et sociales par sa production académique, par ses activités d'animateur de la communauté scientifique et par son rôle de médiateur entre la recherche et le monde de la politique, de l'administration et de l'entreprise. Il a multiplié les espaces d'entente et de confrontation, en se déplaçant aussi bien sur le terrain de la sociologie que sur celui des politiques de recherche et d'innovation, de l'anthropologie économique, de la scientométrie, de la science politique ou de l'anthropologie de la médecine
La scienza davanti ai giudici : la regolazione giuridica della scienza in America by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of invention : technology and the human future by Sheila Jasanoff( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Every time we cross a street, drive a car, or go to the doctor, we submit to the silent power of technology. Yet, much of the time, the influence of technology on our lives goes unchallenged by citizens and our elected representatives. Our embrace of novel technological pathways, Sheila Jasanoff shows, leads to a complex interplay among technology, ethics, and human rights. Inventions like pesticides or GMOs can reduce hunger but can also cause unexpected harm to people and the environment. Advances in biotechnology have given us tools to tinker with life itself, leading some to worry that human dignity and even human nature are under threat. But despite many reasons for caution, we continue to march heedlessly into ethically troubled waters. As Jasanoff ranges across these and other themes, she challenges the common assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Technology, she masterfully demonstrates, can warp the meaning of democracy and citizenship unless we carefully consider how to direct its power rather than let ourselves be shaped by it
Fabbriche della natura : biotecnologie e democrazia by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States
Handbook of science and technology studiesEarthly politics : local and global in environmental governanceDesigns on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United StatesReframing rights : bioconstitutionalism in the genetic ageLearning from disaster : risk management after BhopalStates of knowledge : the co-production of science and social orderThe fifth branch : science advisers as policymakersComparative science and technology policy
Alternative Names
Jasanoff, S.

Jasanoff, S. (Sheila)

Jasanoff, Sheila S.

Jasanoff, Sheila Sen 1944-

Sheila Jasanoff American social scientist

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English (267)

Italian (6)

French (4)

Chinese (1)