Engaging Across Boundaries—Emerging Practices in 'Technical Democracy'

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Title Engaging Across Boundaries—Emerging Practices in 'Technical Democracy'
Author Plessis, Rosemary Du; Hindmarsh, Richard Alan; Cronin, Karen
Journal Name East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal
Editor Daiwie Fu
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract This special issue examines strategies for public engagement in science and technology issues in Australia, Japan and Aotearoa/New Zealand. It traverses issues relating to new energy technologies, food nanotechnology, the environmental impacts of dioxins, toxic waste disposal, genetic modification and the way scientists engage with the social dimensions of new biotechnologies. The papers look critically at engagement across scientist/non-scientist boundaries and explore how these boundaries are confounded and reworked in particular contexts. This is an increasingly popular theme in Science, Technology and Society studies.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12280-010-9157-7
Volume 4
Issue Number 4
Page from 475
Page to 482
ISSN 1875-2152
Date Accessioned 2010-12-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38743
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2

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