PROMISES. The making of sustainability transitions with (false?) expectations: Critical analysis of historical and current promises of nuclear technology
Applying approaches of science and technology research (STS), especially the sociology of expectations and the theory of epistemic communities, the project examines the structure and implications of promises of nuclear technologies for politics and society. Historical analysis of promises relating to nuclear technologies, as an incarnation of the techno-scientific optimism of the modern era, provides tools for steering socio-technical innovation towards sustainability, in a post-modern society with its complex relationship with the future.
January 2022 - December 2024