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    Ethics of Risk Analysis and Regulatory Review: From Bio- to Nanotechnology. [REVIEW]Jennifer Kuzma & John C. Besley - 2008 - NanoEthics 2 (2):149-162.
    Risk analysis and regulatory systems are usually evaluated according to utilitarian frameworks, as they are viewed to operate “objectively” by considering the health, environmental, and economic impacts of technological applications. Yet, the estimation of impacts during risk analysis and the decisions in regulatory review are affected by value choices of actors and stakeholders; attention to principles such as autonomy, justice, and integrity; and power relationships. In this article, case studies of biotechnology are used to illustrate how non-utilitarian principles are prominent (...)
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  2. Predictors of Perceptions of Scientists: Comparing 2001 and 2012.John C. Besley - 2015 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 35 (1-2):3-15.
    The 2001 and 2012 National Science Foundation surveys of public attitudes and knowledge about science were used to model perceptions of scientists and explore whether the predictors of such perceptions have changed over time. The available data indicate that the relative impact of the available predictors changed in only minor ways between the two time periods. Predictors of views about scientists include age, gender, and scientific knowledge, regardless of time period. Science museum attendance and primary source of science news were (...)
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  3. The Combined Impact of Attention to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Environmental Worldview on Views About Nuclear Energy.Sang-Hwa Oh & John C. Besley - 2013 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 33 (5-6):158-171.
    A two-wave panel study with data collected before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was used to assess whether the accident changed views toward nuclear energy, a non–fossil fuel energy alternative. While the spill appears to have had little impact on mean attitudes toward nuclear energy, an interaction between environmental worldview and attention to oil spill news suggests the importance of exploring conditional relationships. Specifically, modeling suggests that only those without relatively pro-environmental worldviews became more positive about nuclear (...)
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    The State of Public Opinion Research on Attitudes and Understanding of Science and Technology.John C. Besley - 2013 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 33 (1-2):12-20.
    This article provides a critical and global overview of current research into public opinion about science and technology. Although several sets of high-quality data exist, there remains a lack of international coordination and irregular release of new data in forms that can be widely used. The article highlights a range of key challenges that those involved in collecting and reporting public opinion data about S&T can address to provide society with a more comprehensive and more integrated picture of attitudes and (...)
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