Call for Papers: ENTRIA conference „Interdisciplinary Research on Radioactive Waste: Ethics – Society – Technology” (26th – 28th September 2017, Braunschweig, Germany)

You are invited to submit an abstract for the ENTRIA 2017 conference Interdisciplinary Research on Radioactive Waste: Ethics – Society – Technology” in Braunschweig, Germany (26th – 28th September 2017).

You may be particularily interested in these panels:

1. Governance & Participation

New Governance with early modes of public participation and integration of stakeholders has been a promising approach in the last decade, especially in contested policy fields. In this section the theoretic and conceptual aspects of governance in nuclear waste management and the embeddedness of conflicts at concretes sites are discussed. Further, experiences with participation in the context of radioactive waste management in specific countries are addressed. Results from interdisciplinary research and also empirical case studies are welcome.

2. Governance & Monitoring

Critical infrastructures, which are built to ensure the safety and security of e.g. dangerous wastes, need to be at the centre of attention of governmental regulation and authorities. The aim of this session is to discuss the challenges of and approaches to technical monitoring and long-term governance in an interdisciplinary manner. Scientists from radioactive waste management, spatial planning, political sciences, STS, ethics, technology assessment and engineering with interest on in interdisciplinary research are invited to present their perspectives and results on this topic.

Submission deadline: April 15th 2017.

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