Current Members

PRAXIS Research Group

Hannot Rodríguez

Department of Philosophy
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU
Paseo de la Universidad, 5
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Tel.: +34 945 013986
Fax.: +34 945 013200


Hannot Rodríguez. BA in Philosophy, MA in Philosophy and History of Science and Technology, and PhD in Philosophy (2007) from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the UPV/EHU. He is also a member of the Sánchez-Mazas Chair (UPV/EHU), and an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University. Research interests: risk governance of emerging technologies, public trust, socio-technical integration, responsible innovation, anticipatory governance, and "Open Science".

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Selected Publications

  • Mei, L., Rodríguez, H., Chen, J. (2020). “Responsible Innovation in the contexts of the European Union and China: Differences, challenges and opportunities”, Global Transitions, 2: 1-3.
  • Rodríguez, H., Urueña, S., Eizagirre, A., Imaz, O. (2019) (Eds.) Anticipación e innovación responsable: la construcción de futuros alternativos para la ciencia y la tecnología. Biblioteca Nueva. Madrid and Barcelona.
  • Rodríguez, H., Eizagirre, A., Ibarra, A. (2019). “Dynamics of responsible innovation constitution in European Union research policy: tensions, possibilities and constraints”, in R. von Schomberg and J. Hankins (Eds.) International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA, pp. 167-180.
  • Rodríguez, H. (2018). “Nanotechnology and Risk Governance in the European Union: the Constitution of Safety in Highly Promoted and Contested Innovation Areas”, NanoEthics, 12(1): 5-26.
  • Eizagirre, A., Rodríguez, H., Ibarra, A. (2017). "Politicizing Responsible Innovation: Responsibility as Inclusive Governance", International Journal of Innovation Studies, 1(1): 20-36.
  • Krings, B.-J., Rodríguez, H. and Schleisiek, A. (2016) (Eds.). Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries. Springer VS. Wiesbaden.
  • Rodríguez, H. (2016). "From objective to constituted risk: an alternative approach to safety in strategic technological innovation in the European Union", Journal of Risk Research, 19(1): 42-55.
  • Rodríguez, H. (2016). "Risk and Trust in Institutions that Regulate Technology: Challenges for a Socially Legitimate Risk Analysis", in W. J. González (Ed.) New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics: Theoretical and Practical (pp. 147-166). Dordrecht: Springer (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science).
  • Rodríguez, H., Fisher, E. and Schuurbiers, D. (2013). "Integrating science and society in European Framework Programmes: Trends in project-level solicitations", Research Policy, 42(5): 1126-1137.
  • Rodríguez, H., Hu, M. and Fisher, E. (2012) "Socio-Technical Integration: Research Policies in the United States, European Union and China", in S. H. Christensen, C. Mitcham, B. Li and Y. An (Eds.), Engineering, Development and Philosophy: American, Chinese and European Perspectives (pp. 291-304). Dordrecht: Springer.


Work in Progress & Recent Talks

Work in progress:
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in EU research policy: meanings and scope.
  • Anticipatory governance and “Open Science”: relationships and possibilities.
My most recent talks include:
  • “Opening Up Sociotechnical Entrenchments through Anticipations: Relational Quality and the Heuristics of Foresight” (with S. Urueña and A. Ibarra), EASST/4S Conference: Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds, Prague (Czech Republic) [online], 18-21 August 2020.
  • “Enacting Anticipatory Heuristics: Socio-epistemic Robustness as Relational Quality” (with S. Urueña and A. Ibarra), 3rd International Conference on Anticipation, Oslo (Norway), 9-11 October 2019.
  • “The Value of Socio-Technical Futures: Anticipation and Relational Quality” (with S. Urueña and A. Ibarra), Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations – Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, New Orleans (USA), 4-7-September 2019.