The Yearbook addresses the overriding query: what are the consequences of the ‘opening up’ of technological know-how to the media? Theoretical issues and a number of empirical reviews overlaying various configurations supply an in-depth research of the sciences’ media connection and its repercussions on technological know-how itself. they assist to shape a valid judgement in this fresh improvement.
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