Engineers, Technology, and Society

SERIES EDITOR: Caroline Baillie, University of Western Australia
The mission of this lecture series is to foster an understanding for engineers and scientists on the inclusive nature of their profession. The creation and proliferation of technologies needs to be inclusive as it has effects on all of humankind, regardless of national boundaries, socioeconomic status, gender, race and ethnicity, or creed. The lectures will combine expertise in sociology, political economics, philosophy of science, history, engineering, engineering education, participatory research, development studies, sustainability, psychotherapy, policy studies, and epistemology. The lectures will be relevant to all engineers practicing in all parts of the world. Although written for practicing engineers and human resource trainers, it is expected that engineering, science and social science faculty in universities will find these publications an invaluable resource for students in the classroom and for further research. The goal of the series is to provide a platform for the publication of important and sometimes controversial lectures which will encourage discussion, reflection and further understanding.

Series ISSN: 1933-3633 (print) 1933-3641 (electronic)

Editor Bios


Mining and Communities Mining and Communities
Rita Armstrong, Caroline Baillie, Wendy Cumming-Potvin
Mining has been entangled with the development of communities in all continents since the beginning of large-scale resource extraction. It has brought great wealth and prosperity, as well as great misery and environmental destruction. Today, there is...
Publication Date: 02/01/2014

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Engineering and War Engineering and War
Ethan Blue, Michael Levine, Dean Nieusma
This book investigates the close connections between engineering and war, broadly understood, and the conceptual and structural barriers that face those who would seek to loosen those connections. It shows how military institutions and interests have...
Publication Date: 12/01/2013

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Engineering Ethics, Second Edition Engineering Ethics, Second Edition
George D. Catalano
A response of the engineering profession to the challenges of security, poverty and underdevelopment, environmental sustainability, and native cultures is described. Ethical codes, which govern the behavior of engineers, are examined from a historica...
Publication Date: 08/01/2014

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Engineers Engaging Community Engineers Engaging Community
Carolyn Oldham, Gregory Crebbin, Stephen Dobbs, Andrea Gaynor
Water and energy are fundamental elements of community well-being and economic development, and a key focus of engineering efforts the world over. As such, they offer outstanding opportunities for the development of socially just engineering practice...
Publication Date: 02/01/2013

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Garbage Crisis Garbage Crisis
Randika Jayasinghe, Usman Mushtaq, Toni Smythe, Caroline Baillie
This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and d...
Publication Date: 01/01/2013

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Engineers, Society, and Sustainability Engineers, Society, and Sustainability
Sarah Bell
Sustainable development is one of the key challenges of the twenty-first century. The engineering profession is central to achieving sustainable development. To date, engineering contributions to sustainability have focused on reducing the environmen...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Tragedy in the Gulf Tragedy in the Gulf
George Catalano
The tragedy of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has served at the catalyst for this re-examination of the ethics of the engineering profession. The incident at the Deepwater Horizon rig, rather than being an isolated and rare occurrence; is repeat...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Needs and Feasibility Needs and Feasibility
Caroline Baillie, Eric Feinblatt, Thimothy Thamae, Emily Berrington
Needs and Feasibility: A Guide for Engineers in Community Projects -- The Case of Waste for Life is the story of Waste for Life (WFL). WFL is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote poverty-reducing solutions to environmental problems, an...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Humanitarian Engineering Humanitarian Engineering
Carl Mitcham, David Munoz
Humanitarian Engineering reviews the development of engineering as a distinct profession and of the humanitarian movement as a special socio-political practice. Having noted that the two developments were situated in the same geographical and histori...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Engineering and Sustainable Community Development Engineering and Sustainable Community Development
Juan Lucena, Jen Schneider, Jon A. Leydens
This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community de...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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A Philosophy of Technology A Philosophy of Technology
Pieter Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Ibo van de Poel, Maarten Franssen, Wybo HoukesWybo Houkes
In A Philosophy of Technology: From Technical Artefacts to Sociotechnical Systems, technology is analysed from a series of different perspectives. The analysis starts by focussing on the most tangible products of technology, called technical artefact...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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A Hybrid Imagination A Hybrid Imagination
Andrew Jamison, Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Lars Botin
This book presents a cultural perspective on scientific and technological development. As opposed to the "story-lines" of economic innovation and social construction that tend to dominate both the popular and scholarly literature on science, technolo...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Engineering Engineering
Corri Zoli, Shobha Bhatia, Valerie Davidson, Kelly Rusch
In this book we explore a sea change occurring in leadership for academic women in the sciences and engineering. Our approach is a two-pronged one: On the one hand, we outline the nature of the changes and their sources, both in various literatures a...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Engineering and Society: Working Towards Social Justice, Part III Engineering and Society: Working Towards Social Justice, Part III
Caroline Baillie, George Catalano
Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Engineering and Society: Working Towards Social Justice, Part II Engineering and Society: Working Towards Social Justice, Part II
Caroline Baillie, George Catalano
Part II: Engineering Decisions in the 21st Century Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not onl...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Engineering and Society Engineering and Society
Caroline Baillie, George Catalano
Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Engineering and Social Justice Engineering and Social Justice
Donna Riley
The profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for ch...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and the Global World Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and the Global World
Shobha K. Bhatia, Jennifer L. Smith,
Over the last two decades, globalization has had a profound impact on how we view the world and its sustainability. One group of professionals that lies at the heart of sustainability is the engineers. Engineers are trained problem solvers, required ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity
John Reader
The text addresses the impact of globalization within engineering, particularly on working practices and prospects for creativity. It suggests that accepted norms of economic activity create enclosures and thresholds within the profession, which - as...
Publication Date: 01/01/2006

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Engineers within a Local and Global Society Engineers within a Local and Global Society
Caroline Baillie
Engineers, Technology and Society presents topics intended to aid the practicing engineer in reflecting upon the nature and purpose of their own practice within the engineering profession and how that is related to and implicated in social, economic ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2006

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