Communicating through vulnerability: knowledge politics, inclusion and responsiveness in responsible research and innovation

Communicating through vulnerability: knowledge politics, inclusion and responsiveness in responsible research and innovation

Author Di Giulio, Gabriela Google Scholar
Groves, Christopher Google Scholar
Monteiro, Marko Google Scholar
Taddei, Renzo Romano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has affirmed the value of 'inclusion' and 'responsiveness' as institutional virtues necessary to ensure that reflexivity towards the social priorities behind innovation processes is made possible. It is argued that this affirmation links RRI to knowledge politics in other domains (e.g. environmental justice and the politics of development). It is suggested that lessons regarding inclusion and responsiveness can be drawn from these domains, focusing on the ways in which marginalised perspectives on need and vulnerability, once articulated, can help reconstitute the public sphere in which social priorities are defined. Three case studies are used to explore how entanglements of needs, vulnerabilities, identity and agency are vital to understanding the impacts of innovation and change more generally. It is argued that social science methodologies sensitised to such entanglements are necessary to help constitute a space of inclusion and responsiveness characterised, not by assumptions about idealised rational forms of deliberation, but by styles of communication that recognise vulnerability.
Keywords Attachment
Knowledge Politics
Participation
Responsible Research And Innovation
VulnerabilityScience
Policy
Risk
Participation
Citizenship
Indicators
Language English
Sponsor National Science Foundation [NSF] [951516]
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research [IAI] [CRN-3035, CRN-3106]
FAPESP [2010/51849-8, 2012/02125-2, 2013/11592-6, 2013/01217-3]
UK Economic and Social Research Council [RES-628-25-0028]
Grant number NSF: 951516
IAI: CRN-3035
IAI: CRN-3106
FAPESP: 2010/51849-8
FAPESP: 2012/02125-2
UK Economic and Social Research Council: RES-628-25-0028
FAPESP: 2013/11592-6
FAPESP: 2013/01217-3
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Responsible Innovation. Abingdon, v. 3, n. 2, p. 92-109, 2016.
ISSN 2329-9460 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Pagepress Publ
Extent 92-109
Origin https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2016.1166036
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000408460500002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49215

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