• Disentrenching Experiment: The Construction of GM—Crop Field Trials As a Social Problem
    with Claire Marris and Christophe Bonneuil
    Science, Technology, and Human Values 33 (2): 201-229. 2008.
    The paper investigates how field experimentation of genetically modified crops became central to the French controversy on genetically modified organisms in recent years. Initially constructed in the 1980s as a cognitive endeavor to be preserved from lay interference, field trials of genetically modified crops were reconceived as “an intrusion in the social space,” which had to be negotiated with actors from that space. In order to analyze this transformation, the authors suggest that it is nece…Read more
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    Interactive Technology Assessment in the Real World: Dual Dynamics in an iTA Exercise on Genetically Modified Vines
    with Arie Rip and Claire Marris
    Science, Technology, and Human Values 33 (1): 77-100. 2008.
    Participatory Technology Assessment initiatives have usually been analyzed as if they existed in a social and political vacuum. This article analyzes the linkages that occur, in both directions, between the microcosm set up by a pTA exercise and the real world outside. This dual-dynamics perspective leads to a new way of understanding the function and significance of pTA initiatives. Rather than viewing them as a means to create the ideal conditions for real public debate, they are viewed here a…Read more
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    Sheila Jasanoff : au-delà de la société des risques, faire science en société
    with Sheila Jasanoff
    Natures Sciences Sociétés 27 (4): 452-459. 2019.
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    Au-delà de la « société du risque »
    Natures Sciences Sociétés 27 (4): 379-380. 2019.
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    How did the gene become a chemical compound? The ontology of the gene and the patenting of DNA
    with Jane Calvert
    Social Science Information 50 (2): 157-177. 2011.
    The ability to patent is bounded by a set of conditions that define what is patentable and what is not. In the 1980s, the problem of the patentability of genes was solved by the use of an analogy between genes and chemical compounds. In this article we analyze the process of the reduction of the gene to a chemical compound, and show how this analogy made the practice of gene patenting routine long before it came to public attention. When we did eventually see public controversies surrounding gen…Read more
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    Dossier : Des recherches participatives dans la production des savoirs liés à l’environnement – Les sciences participatives : une dynamique à conforter
    with François Houllier and Jean-Baptiste Merilhou-Goudard
    Natures Sciences Sociétés 25 (4): 418-423. 2017.
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    Natures Sciences Sociétés 13 (1): 54-55. 2005.
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    La fabrique de l’expertise scientifique : contribution des STS
    Hermès: La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 64 (3). 2012.
    Cet article analyse la contribution des études des sciences et des techniques à la compréhension de la fabrique de l’expertise. L’originalité des STS tient à un postulat central : l’autonomie et la pureté de la science ne sont pas des propriétés intrinsèques de cette activité mais le résultat d’un travail de démarcation inscrit dans les pratiques des acteurs et dans les dispositifs institutionnels. Partant, les STS sont particulièrement bien positionnées pour analyser l’expertise comme « technol…Read more
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    Sciences EN sociétés, pour une logique ducare
    Natures Sciences Sociétés 21 (4): 361-362. 2013.
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    Sciences/Société : une relation évincée?
    with Jean-Louis Martinand and Claude Millier
    Natures Sciences Sociétés 20 (4): 393-394. 2012.