Science, Technology and Policy Analysis course, STPA
Doctoral Program - Engineering and Public Policy, EPP
IST Técnico, Lisboa
Faculty: Manuel Heitor, Joana Mendonça, Muriel Pádua and Eduardo Beira
This course is aimed to introduce doctoral students to science and technology policy research. It reviews and critically examines a set of problems, assumptions and analytical techniques that are common to research and policy analysis in science, technology and public policy.
2015 classes by EB:
1. December 3
Science, technology and art: discovery and innovation
- Polanyi, M., “The Republic of Science: its political and economic impact” (1962) (here)
- Polanyi, M., “Science: academic and industrial” (1961) (here)
(Portuguese translations of both papers are available in the anthology I have published: see here.
More about my works related to Michael Polany here).
After the class, read also
- Gawande, A., "Slow ideas. Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don't?", New Yorker, 29 july 2013 (here)
2. December 10
Technology, science and public policies: from miasma to tecnocracy
- Feenberg, A., Between reason and experience. Essays in technology and modernity, MIT Press, 2010. Read chapter 5, "From information to communication: the French experience with Videotex" (available here)- Feenberg, A., "Science, Technology and Democracy: Distinctions and Connections" (2009, here) )(also chapter 2 of Feenberg, A., Tecnologia, modernidade e democracia, organized and translated by me, here)