Plurality in understandings of innovation, sociotechnical progress and sustainable development: An analysis of OECD expert narratives

  title={Plurality in understandings of innovation, sociotechnical progress and sustainable development: An analysis of OECD expert narratives},
  author={Paulo Savaget and Liliana Acero},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={611 - 628}
Deterministic theory and discourse on sociotechnical progress ignore the existence of multiple and equally viable pathways towards progress, obscure socioeconomic and environmental conflicting interests and values, and overshadow socially inclusive deliberative choices about policy strategies. Demystifying techno-determinism, by incorporating a plurality of understandings to policy appraisal, becomes a matter of not only democratic accountability but also of analytical rigour. This article… 

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