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establishment clause

The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” This establishment clause has been used by the Supreme Court to ...

perspectives on technology and society

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Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

...as powerful campaigners, we could have ended up with quite a different bicycle. In arguments of both the social and the political constructions of technology, authors invoke the “it could be otherwise” clause as a way of exposing different factors involved in the construction. Notably, however, they both deploy specifically limited interpretations of this clause. For example, attention is drawn to political construction as a way of showing how the “actual” effects of a technology disadvantage some users (and empower some others). The nature and status of these...

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