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  1. Science, Technology, and Society: New Directions.Andrew Webster - 1991 - Macmillan.
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    Social Science Ethics: The Changing Context for Research.Andrew Webster - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (1):39-40.
    This article looks at recent developments that have had an impact upon the way in which the ethical content of research is judged. It then goes on to look in some detail at the guidance offered to social science researchers in the Economic and Social Science Research Council's new Research Ethics Framework.
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  3. Accelerating Innovation in the Creation of Biovalue: The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult.Andrew Webster & John Gardner - 2017 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 42 (5):925-946.
    The field of regenerative medicine has considerable therapeutic promise that is proving difficult to realize. As a result, governments have supported the establishment of intermediary agencies to “accelerate” innovation. This article examines in detail one such agency, the United Kingdom’s Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult. We describe CGTC’s role as an accelerator agency and its value narrative, which combines both “health and wealth.” Drawing on the notion of sociotechnical imaginaries, we unpack the tensions within this narrative and its instantiation as (...)
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  4. Crossing Boundaries Social Science in the Policy Room.Andrew Webster - 2007 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 32 (4):458-478.
    This article discusses the relationship between a deconstructivist method in science and technology studies and the more recent moves towards a reconstructivist engagement with science and science policy making. Drawing on examples from the author's own research, the article identifies three forms of engagement and their relative utility and limitations. The article argues that these are typical of STS work that seeks direct engagement with science policy making and which could form the basis for a more "serviceable STS" that retains (...)
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  5. Patenting Culture in Science: Reinventing the Scientific Wheel of Credibility.Andrew Webster & Kathryn Packer - 1996 - Science, Technology and Human Values 21 (4):427-453.
    This article discusses the emergence of a patenting culture in university science. Patenting culture is examined empirically in the context of the increasing commerciali zation of science, and theoretically within debates over scientific "credibility." The article explores the translation of academic credit into patents, and vice versa, and argues that this process raises new questions for our understanding of scientific recognition and of scientists' networks. In particular, the analysis suggests that scientists must move between two distinct social worlds to manage (...)
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  6. Reflections on Reflexive Engagement: Response to Nowotny and Wynne.Andrew Webster - 2007 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 32 (5):608-615.
    This short article provides a response to Nowotny and Wynne's commentary on an earlier article by the author that examined the relation between science and technology studies and science policy. The article offers a reply with respect to understanding the domain of science policy; how Nowotny and Wynne seek to broaden the scope and so critical leverage of STS beyond the “policy room”; and the implications this has for the ways in which an STS/non-sts nexus might be configured in the (...)
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