FOEA Emerging tech Project

Have industry interests captured public engagement on nano in Australia?

There are increasing government initiatives here and around the world to let the public "have its say" on nanotechnology issues. Yet in their article, published in the journal Nanoethics, Griffith University’s Dr Kristen Lyons and The Change Agency’s Dr James Whelan conclude that to a large extent industry interests have captured the policy process, and public consultation is often tokenistic, and disconnected from the real business of decision making.

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