Article ID: CBB001450064

The Politics of Technoscience in Korea: From State Policy to Social Movement (2014)


Focusing on the changing relationships among the state, civil society, and science and technology (S&T) in contemporary Korean history, this article reviews the literature of science and technology studies on the politics of technoscience in South Korea. Arguing that the active role of the state in developing S&T is a defining characteristic of Korean S&T, this article first reviews the statist approaches to S&T, where the politics of technoscience involves mainly policy decisions. Then, by reviewing work on the role of nationalism in Korean technoscience, this article discusses the literature with attention to the reciprocal relationships between technoscience and political power mediated by the nationalist view of S&T. Next, this article evaluates the literature on the Biosafety and Bioethics Act, with emphasis on the interactions among diverse actors, nongovernmental organization activists in particular, in the legislative process. Finally, the literature on public participation and social movements in technoscience is discussed.

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Authors & Contributors
Braun, Bruce
Taussig, Karen-Sue
Kim, Hyomin
Jenkins, Dominick F.
Chatzis, Konstantinos
Nicolaïdis, Efthymios
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Science, Technology and Human Values
Public Understanding of Science
Science in Context
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Institute for Neohellenic Research [National Hellenic Research Foundation]
Duke University Press
University of Minnesota
Springer International Publishing
MIT Press
Science and government
Government sponsored science
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Public understanding of science
Science and technology, relationships
Stem cells
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
South Korea
United States
United States. Department of Energy
International Bioethics Committee (UNESCO)
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae
Industrial Technology Research Institute- ITRI
Korea Institute of Science and Technology - KIST

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