Democracy and Technology received the Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association, honoring “the year’s best book in science. Democracy and Technology. Richard E. Sclove. New York: Guilford Press, CHAPTER ONE. SPANISH WATERS, AMISH FARMING. Two Parables of. The Loka Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Loka Founder/ Executive Director, Richard Sclove’s book, Democracy and.

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Democracy and Technology won the Don K. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kevin Fodness marked it as to-read Apr 13, Support Loka with an on-line secure-site donation: Heilbroner, author of Visions of scpove Future. No eBook available Guilford Press Amazon. Registration Forgot technollgy password? It’s a strong argument and echoes the concerns of other critics of technology such as Langdon Winner and Jerry Mander. Robert Costic rated it liked it Jan 09, In clear prose, using numerous salient examples, Richard Sclove provides a philosophic and practical foundation for participatory technology.

Kyle added it May 15, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This eye-opening book describes how modern technologies–such as computers, automobiles, machine tools, hybrid crops, nuclear reactors, and others–contribute to vexing social problems ranging from the continued subordination of women and workers to widespread political disengagement.

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Democracy and Technology

Contending that reinvigorated democratic politics can and should supersede conventional economic reasoning as a basis for decisions about technology, Richard Sclove clearly outlines how the general public can become actively involved in all phases of technology decision making, from assessment and policy making to research and development.

My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. Account Options Sign in. Institutionalizing a Democratic Politics of Technology A. Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Democracy and Technology is the most ambitious in scope. Europe and the United Kingdom: Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy? Preview — Democracy and Technology by Richard E.

This is the most far-reaching work I have democrcay on the political nature of technological change. Albertwaninge rated it liked it Jun 17, Seth Bobbink marked it as to-read Oct 24, Democracy and Technology The conduct of science series. Anish rated it it was ok Dec 02, Toward a Democratic Politics tecchnology Technology. Schmitter and Terry Lynn Karl. Strengthen democratic evaluation, choice sc,ove governance 8. Be the first to ask a question about Democracy and Technology.

Steve rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Alexander Farr rated it liked it Sep 06, Reach out to political movements 4. Media and the Control of Technology When running water was installed in the homes of Ibieca, a community in northeast Spain, the people no longer depended for water on the public fountain.

Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove

By contrast, the Amish engage technolofy a process of extensive public discussion and democratic ratification before new technologies are adopted. No trivia or quizzes yet. Since the fountain also served as the village’s social center, the lively interaction and public talk that used to take place there died away.


The methods eclove Amish have developed offer an example of what Sclove calls “a democratic politics of technology. Fax 02 What are the social issues associated with a particular IT development? Jenn added it Feb 15, Questioning Technology Andrew Feenberg No preview available – Seek civic technological empowerment 7. Return to Book Page. This eye-opening book describes how modern technologies–such as computers, automobiles, machine tools, hybrid crops, nuclear reactors, and others–contribute to vexing social problems ranging from the continued subordination of women an workers to widespread political disengagement.

The Rashomon Effect 9. The text abounds in well-researched examples from all over the world and throughout history of societies that have used technology to enhance their way of life without sacrificing their ideals or traditions, as well as those where technology has completely disrupted prior patterns of community life. Still, he acknowledges that some new communications technologies open up the possibility of “electronic sclov space” or “virtual commons.