The cochlear implant controversy

Lessons learned for using anticipatory governance to address societal concerns of nano-scale neural interface technologies

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Abstract

A shortcoming of public policy, according to Jeffery Greene (2005), is that it tends to be reactive and not proactive. That is to say, public policies tend towards addressing looming and existent public problems rather than preventing or foreseeing and circumventing future public problems. While the “reactive” nature of public policy might be contested in some scholarly or professional circles it is safe to say that the prevailing public policy making structures in modern democracies are often more inclined to respond to public problems rather than attempt to anticipate, circumvent, or prevent them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages147-158
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789400717879
ISBN (Print)9789400717862
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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The cochlear implant controversy : Lessons learned for using anticipatory governance to address societal concerns of nano-scale neural interface technologies. / Anderson, Derrick.

Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer Netherlands, 2013. p. 147-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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