Stefan Böschen is senior scientist at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He studied chemical engineering, philosophy, and sociology, and holds a diploma in chemical engineering, a doctoral degree in sociology, and Habilitation in sociology. His current research focuses on the sociology of science, sociology of modernity, risk sociology, environmental research, with special emphasis to transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research, technology assessment, the analysis of risk politics and risk communication. These aspects are studied in different domains, like the regulation of chemicals, the participation of CSO in research or the modelling of knowledge. He is principal investigator for the projects “Regional Climates” (2010–2013) and “Governance of Intellectual Property Rights” (2009–2013), both funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A recent publication is “Scientific Nonknowledge and Its Political Dynamics,” Science, Technology & Human Values 35 (6): 783–811 (together with Karen Kastenhofer, Ina Rust, Jens Soentgen, and Peter Wehling).
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