Edited by Stephen Elstub and Oliver Escobar
Chapter 20: Democratic innovation in science and technology
Recent years have seen intense interest in mechanisms to democratise science and scientific decision-making. This chapter reviews these developments. It first outlines the histories of democratic innovations in science and technology; second describes key methods and formats that have been used; third summarises key themes in research on these mechanisms; and finally sketches emergent trends. By tracing the development and articulation of democratic innovations in science and technology, it shows that these moves have been framed by an emphasis on deliberation (and specifically public deliberation) above other modes of participation.
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