Bijker, “American and Dutch Coastal Engineering: Differences in Risk Conception and Differences in Technological Culture”

Wiebe E. Bijker (2007) “American and Dutch Coastal Engineering: Differences in RiskConception and Differences in Technological Culture,” Social Studies of Science, 37:143–152. “How is it possible that the USA failed to keep New Orleans dry, when large parts of the Netherlands can exist below sea level? This question, with all its implicit rhetoric about the…

Bijker, “Dikes and Dams, Thick with Politics”

Dikes and Dams, Thick with PoliticsAuthor(s): Wiebe E. BijkerSource: Isis, Vol. 98, No. 1 (March 2007), pp. 109-123 ABSTRACT: Things are thick with politics. This essay illustrates the point by focusing on a variety of technologies that help to manage water: anicuts and tanks in India, dikes and a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands,…