John Libbey Eurotext

Environnement, Risques & Santé


Take up the debate on technological innovations: The case of mobile telephony Volume 9, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2010

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  • Key words: cellular phone, dissent and dispute: risk assessment
  • DOI : 10.1684/ers.2010.0393
  • Page(s) : 483-8
  • Published in: 2010

In the spring of 2009, the government decided to convene a roundtable on the highly controversial issues of mobile (cellular) telephony. Stimulating debate to regain control is a classic strategy. In this article, the authors, who moderated the round table, attempt to describe the actors, the sources of the controversy, the dynamics of the arguments, and the principles set for renewed public action.