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Responsibility Beyond GrowthA Case for Responsible Stagnation$
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Stevienna de Saille, Fabien Medvecky, Michiel Van Oudheusden, Kevin Albertson, Effie Amanatidou, Timothy Birabi, and Mario Pansera

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529208177

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529208177.001.0001

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Challenges to the Story of Innovation

Challenges to the Story of Innovation

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(p.23) 2 Challenges to the Story of Innovation
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Responsibility Beyond Growth
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Michiel van Oudheusden

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529208177.003.0002

This chapter sets out the meanings attached to the concept of ‘innovation’ and asks how it has recently come to occupy the political and economic position it now holds. Drawing from science and technology studies, which has long sought to better incorporate the public in technological decision-making, it explores the impetus towards connecting ‘responsibility’ with ‘innovation’ and the context from which this derives. Finally, it examines how this impetus has become incorporated into various frameworks for Responsible (Research and) Innovation, and what is missing from this approach in terms of understanding the place of ‘innovation’ in the present political economy, and the place of politics in innovation.

Keywords:   governance, political economy, responsibility, Responsible Research and Innovation, science and technology

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