Brice Laurent

Sociologist


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Brice Laurent’s research focuses on the relationships between innovation and democracy, and uses the theoretical approaches and empirical methods of Science and Technology Studies (STS). He has published books on emerging technologies and the democratic issues they raise (Democratic Experiments. Problematizing nanotechnology and democracy in Europe and the United States, MIT Press, 2017), and on the politics of regulation (Labelling the economy. Quality and value in contemporay markets, with Alexandre Mallard (eds.), Palgrave, 2020 ; European Objects. The troubled dreams of harmonization, MIT Press, 2021). Brice Laurent’s current works relate to the political dimensions of technological projects, in domains such as city experiments and natural resources.

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