IN the last few decades ethics has become a source of legitimization in implementing science and technology policies in so-called knowledgebased societies and economies.In western countries, ethics has become a political instrument to normalize innovation by supposedly neutralizing social choices on science and technology, and by making them accepted by citizens without any direct citizen involvement in the decision-making process. In this sense, ethics has been framed as a soft legal tool aimed at facilitating the implementation of technoscience.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)41-45
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009


  • European institutions
  • ethics committees
  • soft law


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