The Right to Science: Ensuring that Everyone Benefits from Scientific and Technological Progress

  title={The Right to Science: Ensuring that Everyone Benefits from Scientific and Technological Progress},
  author={Lea Shaver},
  journal={Economic \& Social Impacts of Innovation eJournal},
  • Lea Shaver
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Economic & Social Impacts of Innovation eJournal
The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress has long been neglected, both in theory and in practice. Even scholars, advocates, and jurists deeply involved in the human rights field are likely to express uncertainty as to what the right to science concretely requires...if they are even aware of its existence. This article seeks to remedy that obscurity, providing a highly accessible account of the right to science that is both philosophically grounded and concrete. In short, the right… Expand
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