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No countries for old technology assessment? Sketching the efforts and opportunities to establish parliamentary TA in Spain and Portugal

Böhle, K.; Moniz, A. ORCID iD icon


If the question is whether there is a parliamentary technology assessment (PTA) unit in Portugal or Spain, the clear answer is that there is still no such unit at the central state level at the present time, neither in Portugal nor in Spain. The question then has to be modified addressing previous and current efforts to establish PTA and the current framework conditions and opportunities. Practices of PTA are framed here as a democratic innovation in the context of changes in representative democracies. Against this backdrop, the efforts and opportunities to establish PTA in Spain and Portugal are studied. By sketching these developments and outlining the opportunities in these countries, our aim is to contribute to the debate about the likelihood of a new wave of PTA in Europe (Hennen/Nierling 2014).

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/120104037
Veröffentlicht am 13.04.2018
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0943-8246, 1619-7623, 2199-9201
KITopen-ID: 120104037
HGF-Programm 48.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Innovation Processes+impacts of Technol.
Erschienen in Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis
Verlag Oekom Verlag
Band 24
Heft 1
Seiten 29-44
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