The Drama of Responsible Research and Innovation: The Ups and Downs of a Policy Concept

Griessler, ErichORCID:; Braun, RobertORCID:; Wicher, MagdalenaORCID: and Yorulmaz, Merve (2023) The Drama of Responsible Research and Innovation: The Ups and Downs of a Policy Concept. In: Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice. Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy, 40. Cham: Springer, pp. 11-34.

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This contribution addresses the question why Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is facing problems to succeed as concept for research and innovation policy in the European Commission, despite the EC’s 20 years of history of funding research activities and coordination and support actions that address science and society relations. Our analysis highlights four interrelated elements that contribute to the instability of RRI as policy concept, i.e. semantic, legal, financial and institutional fragility. We use Sabatier’s advocacy coalition approach (1998) to explain how these elements of fragility developed and how the ups and downs of RRI as policy concept played out. We identify three opposing advocacy coalitions with regards to RRI and analyze their belief systems and resources.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Funders: European Commission
Research Units: Current Research Groups > Science, Technology and Social Transformation
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 13:19
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-14710-4_2
ISBN: 978-3-031-14709-8
ISSN: 1387-6678

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