UNIV TS - Dipartimento di Scienze politiche e sociali
The Department of Political and Social Sciences (DISPES) gathers research from sociology, political sciences, law, anthropology, geography and economics addressing from a multidisciplinary perspective social and political dynamics. With a strong tradition in sociological research, the Department of Political and Social Sciences has an extensive experience in international collaboration projects funded by the European Union.
Apart from the presence within DISPES of competences relevant to the multidisciplinary project described below, it is worth noting that DISPES has recently subscribed an agreement with the Life Sciences Department (DSV) aimed at developing common research, training and dissemination programs, where the topic of the project is already considered.
Furthermore, the team leader of the University of Trieste research unit, prof. Luigi Pellizzoni, has an established track record in research and Framework Programme participation on several issues connected to the relations between science, technology and policy. The University of Trieste has a strong tradition in researching the link between ethics, responsibility, science and technology from the point of view of the discursive and social construction of ethical positions, standards and discourses in technoscience.
Luigi Pellizzoni is Associate Professor in Environmental sociology at the University of Trieste and taught also Sociology of Science at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). He has been active for many years in the Research Networks RN12 ‘Environment and Society’ and RN22 ‘Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty’ of the European Sociological Association (ESA). Since 2011, he is a member of the ESA Executive Committee. He has a long experience as program and unit coordinator or senior researcher in national and international projects (e.g. European Commission’s FP IV, V, VI, VII and Interreg programmes) on environmental and technological issues (GMOs, electromagnetic fields, food risk, chemical, nuclear and natural hazards, etc.), social conflicts and public participation.