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  1. States of Knowledge: The Co-Production of Science and Social Order.Sheila Jasanoff (ed.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    In the past twenty years, the field of science and technology studies (S&TS) has made considerable progress toward illuminating the relationship between scientific knowledge and political power. These insights have not yet been synthesized or presented in a form that systematically highlights the connections between S&TS and other social sciences. This timely collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field attempts to fill that gap. The book develops the theme of "co-production", showing how scientific knowledge both (...)
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  2. Containing the Atom: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Nuclear Power in the United States and South Korea.Sheila Jasanoff & Sang-Hyun Kim - 2009 - Minerva 47 (2):119-146.
    STS research has devoted relatively little attention to the promotion and reception of science and technology by non-scientific actors and institutions. One consequence is that the relationship of science and technology to political power has tended to remain undertheorized. This article aims to fill that gap by introducing the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries. Through a comparative examination of the development and regulation of nuclear power in the US and South Korea, the article demonstrates the analytic potential of the imaginaries concept. (...)
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    Science and Public Reason.Sheila Jasanoff - 2012 - Routledge.
    This collection of essays by Sheila Jasanoff explores how democratic governments construct public reason, that is, the forms of evidence and argument used in making state decisions accountable to citizens.
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    Constitutional Moments in Governing Science and Technology.Sheila Jasanoff - 2011 - Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):621-638.
    Scholars in science and technology studies have recently been called upon to advise governments on the design of procedures for public engagement. Any such instrumental function should be carried out consistently with STS’s interpretive and normative obligations as a social science discipline. This article illustrates how such threefold integration can be achieved by reviewing current US participatory politics against a 70-year backdrop of tacit constitutional developments in governing science and technology. Two broad cycles of constitutional adjustment are discerned: the first (...)
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    A New Climate for Society.Sheila Jasanoff - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):233-253.
    This article argues that climate change produces discordances in established ways of understanding the human place in nature, and so offers unique challenges and opportunities for the interpretive social sciences. Scientific assessments such as those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change helped establish climate change as a global phenomenon, but in the process they detached knowledge from meaning. Climate facts arise from impersonal observation whereas meanings emerge from embedded experience. Climate science thus cuts against the grain of common sense (...)
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    Technologies of Humility: Citizen Participation in Governing Science.Sheila Jasanoff - 2003 - Minerva 41 (3):223--244.
    Building on recent theories ofscience in society, such as that provided bythe `Mode 2' framework, this paper argues thatgovernments should reconsider existingrelations among decision-makers, experts, andcitizens in the management of technology.Policy-makers need a set of ` technologies ofhumility' for systematically assessing theunknown and the uncertain. Appropriate focalpoints for such modest assessments are framing,vulnerability, distribution, and learning.
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  7. A Field of its Own: The Emergence of Science and Technology Studies.Sheila Jasanoff - 2010 - In Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein & Carl Mitcham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford University Press.
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    Constitutionalism at the Nexus of Life and Law.Krishanu Saha, Sheila Jasanoff & J. Benjamin Hurlbut - 2020 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 45 (6):979-1000.
    This essay introduces a collection of articles gathered under the theme of “law, science, and constitutions of life.” Together, they explore how revolutions in notions of what biological life is are eliciting correspondingly revolutionary imaginations of how life should be governed. The central theoretical contribution of the collection is to further elaborate the concept of bioconstitutionalism, which draws attention to especially consequential forms of coproduction at the law–life nexus. This introduction offers a theoretical discussion of bioconstitutionalism. It explores the constitutional (...)
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    Dismantling Boundaries in Science and Technology Studies.Peter Dear & Sheila Jasanoff - 2010 - Isis 101 (4):759-774.
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    Borderlands of Life: IVF Embryos and the Law in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.Ingrid Metzler & Sheila Jasanoff - 2020 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 45 (6):1001-1037.
    Human embryos produced in labs since the 1970s have generated layers of uncertainty for law and policy: ontological, moral, and administrative. Ontologically, these lab-made entities fall into a gray zone between life and not-yet-life. Should in vitro embryos be treated as inanimate matter, like abandoned postsurgical tissue, or as private property? Morally, should they exist largely outside of state control in the zone of free reproductive choice or should they be regarded as autonomous human lives and thus entitled to constitutional (...)
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    Dismantling Boundaries in Science and Technology Studies.Peter Dear & Sheila Jasanoff - 2010 - Isis 101:759-774.
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    Bioconstitutional Imaginaries and the Comparative Politics of Genetic Self-Knowledge.Sheila Jasanoff, Luca Marelli, Ingrid Metzler & J. Benjamin Hurlbut - 2020 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 45 (6):1087-1118.
    Genetic testing has become a vehicle through which basic constitutional relationships between citizens and the state are revisited, reaffirmed, or rearticulated. The interplay between the is of genetic knowledge and the ought of government unfolds in the context of diverse imaginaries of the forms of human well-being, freedom, and flourishing that states have a duty to support. This article examines how the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States governed testing for Alzheimer’s disease, and how they diverged in defining potential (...)
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    Innovation and Integrity in Biomedical Research.Sheila Jasanoff - 2002 - In Ruth Ellen Bulger, Elizabeth Heitman & Stanley Joel Reiser (eds.), The Ethical Dimensions of the Biological and Health Sciences. Cambridge University Press. pp. 68--71.
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  14. Technology as a Site and Object of Politics.Sheila Jasanoff - 2006 - In Robert E. Goodin & Charles Tilly (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis. Oxford University Press. pp. 745--763.
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    Virtual, Visible, and Actionable: Data Assemblages and the Sightlines of Justice.Sheila Jasanoff - 2017 - Big Data and Society 4 (2).
    This paper explores the politics of representing events in the world in the form of data points, data sets, or data associations. Data collection involves an act of seeing and recording something that was previously hidden and possibly unnamed. The incidences included in a data set are not random or unrelated but stand for coherent, classifiable phenomena in the world. Moreover, for data to have an impact on law and policy, such information must be seen as actionable, that is, the (...)
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    Just Evidence: The Limits of Science in the Legal Process.Sheila Jasanoff - 2006 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (2):328-341.
    Both opponents and proponents of the death penalty express faith in science and in DNA evidence to justify their positions. This article examines the production of forensic evidence as a social activity and suggests that tendencies toward bias and error may not apply symmetrically in inculpation and exoneration contexts.
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    Talking About Science: Commentary on “The Golem: Uncertainty and Communicating Science”.Sheila Jasanoff - 2000 - Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (4):525-528.
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  18. Is Science Socially Constructed—and Can It Still Inform Public Policy?Sheila Jasanoff - 1996 - Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (3):263-276.
    This paper addresses, and seeks to correct, some frequent misunderstandings concerning the claim that science is socially constructed. It describes several features of scientific inquiry that have been usefully illuminated by constructivist studies of science, including the mundane or tacit skills involved in research, the social relationships in scientific laboratories, the causes of scientific controversy, and the interconnection of science and culture. Social construction, the paper argues, should be seen not as an alternative to but an enhancement of scientists’ own (...)
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    Just Evidence: The Limits of Science in the Legal Process.Sheila Jasanoff - 2006 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (2):328-341.
    “Relying on Science, Romney Files Death Penalty Bill.” With that headline, a press release on April 28, 2005 announced that Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was seeking to reintroduce by legislation the death penalty that the state's Supreme Judicial Court ruled unconstitutional in 1984. The remainder of the text left little doubt that science was a major basis for the governor's action. The press release quoted Romney as saying that the bill provided a “gold standard for the death penalty in the (...)
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    What Inquiring Minds Should Want to Know. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (1):149-157.
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    A Splintered Function: Fate, Faith, and the Father of the Atomic Bomb. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff, Michael D. Gordin, Andrew Jewett & Charles Thorpe - 2008 - Metascience 17 (3):351-387.
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    Bodies in Transition: Ethics in Xenotransplantation Research.Sheila Jasanoff - 2018 - Hastings Center Report 48 (S4):S67-S69.
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  23. Book Review: A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff - 1999 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 24 (4):495-500.
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    Bhopal’s Trials of Knowledge and Ignorance.Sheila Jasanoff - 2007 - Isis 98 (2):344-350.
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    Ian Hacking. The Social Construction of What? X+261 Pp., Index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999. $34.50 ; $19.95. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):789-790.
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    Legal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Law. David L. Faigman.Sheila Jasanoff - 2001 - Isis 92 (2):378-379.
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    Mario Biagioli;, Peter Jaszi;, Martha Woodmansee . Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective. Vii + 466 Pp., Indexes. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $115. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):595-596.
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    Not Proven: Truth by Exhaustion in the Baltimore CaseThe Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character. Daniel J. Kevles.Sheila Jasanoff - 1999 - Isis 90 (4):781-783.
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    Numbers You Can Trust?Sheila Jasanoff - 1997 - Metascience 6 (1):82-87.
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    Ours Is the Earth: Science and Human History in the Anthropocene.Sheila Jasanoff - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 14 (3):337-358.
    History at one time drew unproblematically on records produced by human societies about themselves and their doings. Advances in biology and the earth sciences introduced new narrative resources that repositioned the human story in relation to the evolution of all else on the planet, thereby decentering earlier conceptions of time, life, and human agency. This essay reflects on what it means for our understanding of the human that the history of our species has become so intimately entangled with the material (...)
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  31. Peer Review and Public Policy. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff & Daryl Chubin - 1985 - Science, Technology and Human Values 10 (3):3-5.
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    Sheila Jasanoff : au-delà de la société des risques, faire science en société.Sheila Jasanoff & Pierre-Benoît Joly - 2019 - Natures Sciences Sociétés 27 (4):452-459.
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    The Vanishing Square: Civic Learning in the Internet Age.Sheila Jasanoff - 2021 - Hastings Center Report 51 (S1):5-9.
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    Talking About Science: Commentary on “The Golem: Uncertainty and Communicating Science”.Sheila Jasanoff - 2000 - Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (4):525-528.
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