The Capability Approach as a normative framework for technology assessment

R. Hillerbrand, Christine Milchram, J. Schippl

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The digital revolution of the energy system promises a new sustainable energy future, but risks security and privacy. How to balance or at least compare these risks against other values like more sustainability is far from obvious and poses severe challenges for the orientation knowledge of technology assessment (TA). This paper explores the Capability Approach (CA) as a normative orientation for TA that allows addressing these challenges. We use two scenarios for the current digitalization in the energy sector as case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalTATuP – Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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