Project

Tracing the genetic modification controversy in Flanders: towards a new theoretcial framework for the politics of sociotechnical innovation

Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Applied sociology
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other engineering and technology
Keywords
controversy genetic modification Science and technology studies politics of innovation
 
Project description

The central objective of this project consists in developing a suited theoretical framework for articulating and understanding the genetic modification controversy as a process of innovation politics. Tying together the scholarly fields of science and technology studies and that of multi--‐level and multi--‐ actor governance, this objective is addressed through an in--‐depth, interpretive case study on the Flemish genetic modification controversy.