• SciDemCover

    Can the partnership between science and democracy survive?

    CSPO’s Clark Miller co-authored the new book: Science and Democracy – Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond.

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    Creative Nonfiction: knockin’ it out of the park

    Fifth in Rightful Place of Science book series issued by CSPO

    “The Rightful Place of Science: Creative Nonfiction” is the most recent volume in the Rightful Place of Science book series from CSPO. Edited by Lee Gutkind, David Guston and Michael L. Zirulnik, this collection of narrative essays presents expert knowledge about science, technology and innovation policy, without the use of buzzwords and jargon.

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    CSPO ranked in top S&T think tanks

    And is top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University was ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks in the recently issued 2014 Global Go To Think Tanks Report. In the ranking, CSPO is the top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US.

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  • NewUniversity

    New book: Designing the New American University

    by Michael M. Crow and William Dabars

    Michael M. Crow and William Dabars examine the contemporary American research university from historical and theoretical perspectives in order to propose the new complementary model and present a case study of the reconceptualization of Arizona State University.

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    Narrative futures and the governance of energy transitions

    Article published in Futures

    By Clark A. Miller, Jason O’Leary, Elisabeth Graffy, Ellen B. Stechel, Gary Dirks

    Co-authors Clark A. Miller, et al. argue that futures approaches based on narrative strategies that encourage individual and collective storytelling offer a valuable tool for meeting challenges of governing complex energy systems.

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    There’s No Place Like Home

    Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

    By Brad Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz

    “…remaking the relationship among humans, our knowledge of the world we inhabit, and the relationship between that knowledge and the choices we make about how to try to make the world better.”

    This article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

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Blog: As We Now Think


Choose at Your Own Risk

How technology is changing our choices and the values that help us make them.   You’re sitting at your desk, with the order in front of you that will enable the use of autonomous lethal robots in your upcoming battle. If you sign it, you will probably save many of your soldiers’ lives, and likely […]

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Scientists Have Feelings Too

The precarious balance between subjectivity and objectivity in science I was a scientist just a few years out of graduate school when I had a career-altering experience speaking with a man in tears at a community workshop. A large cluster of wildfires had burned through his small, close-knit northern California town, and many residents were […]

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Disabled by Design

How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people.   This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. At noon on Wednesday, March 4, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of […]

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