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Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies


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List of Figures List of Tables Notes on Contributors Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies; R.Flynn Public Dialogue and the Scientific Citizen; A.Irwin On the Signature of New Technologies: Materiality, Sociality and Practical Reasoning; T.Horlick-Jones Public Acceptance of New Technologies in Food Products and Production; A.Fischer & L.Frewer Making Sense of Uncertainty and Precaution: The Example of Mobile Telecommunications; J.Barnett & L.Timotijevic Against the Stream: Moving Public Engagement on Nanotechnologies Upstream; A.Mohr Public Acceptability of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Transport and Associated Refuelling Infrastructure; T.O'Garra, P.Pearson & S.Mourato Social Representations of Hydrogen Technologies: A Community-Owned Wind-Hydrogen Project; F.Sherry-Brennan, H.Devine-Wright & P.Devine-Wright Stakeholders' and Publics' Perceptions of Hydrogen Energy Technologies; M.Ricci, P.Bellaby & R.Flynn Technological Transitions and Public Engagement: Competing Visions of a Hydrogen Fuel Station; M.Hodson, S.Marvin & V.Simpson Towards a Sustainable Energy Future: Participatory Foresight and Appraisal; M.Eames & W.McDowall Conclusions; P.Bellaby Index

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JULIE BARNETT is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK H. DEVINE-WRIGHT is a Research Fellow in Environmental Psychology, University of Manchester, UK P. DEVINE-WRIGHT is a Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK MALCOLM EAMES is Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK ARNOUT FISCHER is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands LYNN FREWER is Professor in Food Safety and Consumer Behaviour, Wageningen University, The Netherlands MIKE HODSON is Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford, UK TOM HORLICK-JONES is an independent researcher and consultant, currently based at Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK ALAN IRWIN is Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Liverpool, UK SIMON MARVIN is Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, University of Salford, UK WILL MCDOWALL is a Researcher at the Centre for Health and Environmental Research, University of British Columbia, Canada ALISON MOHR is Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK SOUSANA MOURATO is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics at Imperial College, London, UK TANYA O'GARRA is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and is also a Visiting Research Associate at Imperial College, London, UK PETER PEARSON is Professor of Energy and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Imperial College (London) Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT), and also is a director of Imperial College's 'Futures Lab', UK MIRIAM RICCI is a Research Fellow, Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy Research, University of Salford, UK F. SHERRY-BRENNAN is a Doctoral candidate, University of Manchester, UK VICKY SIMPSON was Research Associate and is currently Centre Administrator, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford, UK LADA TIMOTIJEVIC is a Research Fellow in the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, University of Surrey, UK

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ROB FLYNN is Professor of Sociology, University of Salford, UK. He has researched and published in urban sociology and medical sociology, and about risk perception of new technologies. He was formerly Chair of the editorial board for Sociology, and currently is Chair of the editorial board of Sociology of Health and Illness. PAUL BELLABY is Professor of Sociology, University of Salford, UK. His research and publications have been in sociology of health, and his most recent studies include work on the risks of hydrogen energy, the use of the internet in public health, and q

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