Green Policy Innvations Member Profiles
Mark PhilbrickPhD Student, Environmental Science, Policy, & ManagementAdvisor: Kate O'Neill
My research focuses on the governance of the environmental implications and applications of emerging technologies. The concept of anticipatory governance serves as a general framing principle; within this rubric, the project explores policy mechanisms to maximize the production of public goods, while minimizing risks. Anticipatory governance is inherently future-oriented, thus well suited to the analysis of nanoscale technologies, my primary case set. I use multiple methods, including interviews, participation in consensus conferences, and engagement with a wide range of literatures, including those drawn from the physical sciences, in order to incorporate diverse perspectives. The ultimate goal of the effort is to contribute to the operationalization of anticipatory governance, to help translate the notion from theory into constructive practice.