Innovation, Risk and Governance http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/ Daniele Navarra 's web space in the Giannino Bassetti Foundation website en-us Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:51:12 +0100 To be continued ... http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000485.htm Science, Politics and Responsibility: An Agenda for the Governance of Innovation and Technology http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000470.htm FINAL DRAFT – COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS OR FEEDBACK ARE KINDLY ENCOURAGED ( Email Me '); // --> ) “When we go from ‘daily life’ to scientific activity, from the man in the street to the man in the laboratory, from politics... An extract from the Oxford English Dictionary about the definition of the term ‘policy’ http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000473.htm III. 8. attrib. and Comb., as (sense 5) policy decision, document, -maker, -making, statement; policy-making adj.; policy science (see quot. 1951); hence policy scientist. 1960 I. JEFFERIES Dignity & Purity iv. 66 Their purpose is the application of scientific method... On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 2) http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000390.htm It is widely acknowledged that in a number of countries trust in political organisations has recently declined. Some are under attack as a result of their non-compliance with issues of representiveness and accountability, which in turn questions also their relevance... On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 1) http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000389.htm At the centre of the debate within the EU as well as across the Atlantic is a rising problematisation of the definition of roles and responsibilities over the way in which innovation in the scientific and technological field should be... The democratic responsibility of scientific power http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000380.htm Public governance of science challenges the very same definition of what is considered scientific, and therefore in a variety of respects, elitist, closed and unaccountable to the laymen before the fact. However, in today’s knowledge society science is under pressure... Terri Schiavo: Innovation, Decision Making and the Future of Ethics http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000370.htm Across the Atlantic, people are shocked to watch in real time the 'phasing out' of Terri Schiavo, which has been declared as living in a 'vegetative state' as a result of a sudden loss of oxigen to her brain approximately... <![CDATA[Governing Innovation in the Information Society: the need to account for the intangible dimension <img src="/06/images/upda.gif" border="0"> <i>[15 Mar 05]</i>]]> http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000363.htm [15 Mar 05] See the links at the bottom of this post Following the recent entry on ‘The Evolution of the Blog Innovation, Risk and Governance’ the aim of this article is to disentangle some of the issues emerging... Reflecting on the Risk and Sustainability of Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000343.htm The often mentioned need to innovate and reform health systems is the consequence of three main aspects affecting modern societies. An aging population, changes in technology and the reduction of the availability of financial resources for welfare programmes. Let us... A Tribute to Claudio Ciborra, the Scientist and the Man http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000358.htm Claudio Ciborra, Professor and Convenor of Information Systems at LSE, died in Milan, his hometown, on Sunday 13th February 2005, aged 53; losing his battle against cancer. In this unfortunate occasion I would like to evoke some memories regarding the... Innovation, Knowledge and Intellectual Property: the Risks of WTO Regulations http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000330.htm Intellectual property is the cornerstone of the modern knowledge economy. Digital information resources, from software to ideas and other creative works, databases, etc… are notoriously characterised by massive fixed costs of original production and low marginal costs of reproduction. One... Bio- & Nano-Technology: who should decide and who will pay? http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000325.htm The convergence of biology, computing and robotics is the kernel of the recent progresses that applications from biotechnology to nanotechnology have produced in relation to their perceived opportunities, risks and challenges. Undoubtedly, human progress depend on the introduction and diffusion... An Alternative E-Governance Plan For The Nation (by Satish Jha, India [*]) http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000300.htm Most developing countries cannot afford to develop applications that will help them make use of the potential of ICTs. Once again the divide between the developed and teh developing economies is going to widen further. But this time around its easier to put the developing countries on a time-collapsingcourse where they can quickly move up the experience curve. That requires thinking differently. As of now these developing countries are experimenting with Toy Applications that contribute little to productivity. They need a programme to help them move up the learning curve. Conceptualising Governance: A theoretical and practical agenda http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000307.htm The context we refer to for the term governance is necessarily global. Governance is generally understood as a broad process affecting the collective decision-making roles and procedures, management and authority relationships amongst social and economic agents involving multiple jurisdictions and... Conceptualising Risk: A theoretical and practical agenda http://www.fondazionebassetti.org/06/navarra/000281.htm To my concern, this Blog has been on-line for nearly one year without none of the readers signaling a very important element: what is this all about? Similarly to the report on ‘Governing the Innovation’ this is the second of...