Science, Technology and Culture
The group of Science, Technology and Culture at TIK investigates the issues and concerns of the production and roles of science and technology in society in historical as well as contemporary materials, on different levels of scale, and with an interdisciplinary set of methods and analytical resources.
About the group
We share a focus on knowledge and knowledge -production as an essentially cultural and material practice. The tension between expertise and democracy is a core issue of the group. This includes studies on the politics of expertise and the interrelationships between science, expertise, regulatory politics, markets, practitioners and lay people. On the one hand this is about studying the way things are governed in today’s knowledge societies. On the other hand the focus is on the ways in which science-society relations and the formation and use of expert knowledge has changed historically.
We also have a strong focus on controversies, how they emerge among scientists and then involve other groups in wider public discussions. In addition, we are interested in improving the way controversies are organized and managed in society. Concerning empirical focus, a large part of our research is focusing on nature-culture issues, environmental problems and questions concerning risks and risk-related issues.
- Enacting the good ecnomy: Biocapitalization and the little tools of valuation (Little Tools)
- Effects of “Paperwork management” and Integrated Operations on managerial practice and HSE offshore: a comparative study (completed)
- Expertise, democracy and environmental regulation: A comparative study
- Mapping Controversies on Science for Politics (MACOSPOL) (completed)
- Nature and science in politics
- Robust regulation in the petroleum sector
- Technologies of nature-politics: Expertise and consumer power
- Transformasjoner og Innovasjoner
- Dissemination of scientific knowledge as a policy instrument in climate policy (NORKLIMA)
Academic programmes and courses
- Technology, Innovation and knowledge master programme (Norwegian)
- ESST - Society, Science and Technology in Europe (Norwegian)
- TIK PhD- programme (Norwegian)