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Communicating through vulnerability: knowledge politics, inclusion and responsiveness in responsible research and innovation

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Di Giulio, Gabriela ; Groves, Christopher ; Monteiro, Marko ; Taddei, Renzo
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION; v. 3, n. 2, p. 92-109, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has affirmed the value of `inclusion' and `responsiveness' as institutional virtues necessary to ensure that reflexivity towards the social priorities behind innovation processes is made possible. It is argued that this affirmation links RRI to knowledge politics in other domains (e.g. environmental justice and the politics of development). It is suggested that lessons regarding inclusion and responsiveness can be drawn from these domains, focusing on the ways in which marginalised perspectives on need and vulnerability, once articulated, can help reconstitute the public sphere in which social priorities are defined. Three case studies are used to explore how entanglements of needs, vulnerabilities, identity and agency are vital to understanding the impacts of innovation and change more generally. It is argued that social science methodologies sensitised to such entanglements are necessary to help constitute a space of inclusion and responsiveness characterised, not by assumptions about idealised rational forms of deliberation, but by styles of communication that recognise vulnerability. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/02125-2 - International experiences in risk governance and communication: new theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches focused on participatory research
Grantee:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 13/01217-3 - Towards a framework of responsible research and innovation in Brazil
Grantee:Philip Martin Macnaghten
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/11592-6 - Science, technology and territory: an ethnography of the science-policy interface in Brazilian remote sensing
Grantee:Marko Synésio Alves Monteiro
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants