Osaka University

Hideyuki Hirakawa

Osaka University Center for the Study of Communication-Design (CSCD)

Research Subjects

1. Political Theory of Knowledge

Political theory of knowledge means to study the political nature of science and technology in the public sphere. Theoretically, a critical question in this field is how the science and technology themselves are political, rather than how they are related to the politics in the ordinary sense. And, the notion of "knowledge" should encompass not only the products and practice of science and technology but also those of so-called "local knowledge".

Go Yoshizawa

Professor / Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

Current Research Topics

  • Knowledge management and policy; science and technology policy
  • Strategic intelligence; socio-technology
  • Knowledge communication


Statistical thermodynamics, history of science, and science and technology studies

Workshop programme


Technology Assessment:

a Stable Solution or Only Relevant Under Pressure?

Venue: RISTEX, Ichigaya, Tokyo (Japan)

Date: July 11th 2014


12:00        Get together / Welcome words from host RISTEX

13:00          Introduction into the workshop