The Resource Science in democracy : expertise, institutions, and representation, Mark B. Brown

Science in democracy : expertise, institutions, and representation, Mark B. Brown

Label
Science in democracy : expertise, institutions, and representation
Title
Science in democracy
Title remainder
expertise, institutions, and representation
Statement of responsibility
Mark B. Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Public controversies over issues ranging from global warming to biotechnology have politicized scientific expertise and research. Some respond with calls for restoring a golden age of value-free science. More promising efforts seek to democratize science. But what does that mean? Can it go beyond the typical focus on public participation? How does the politics of science challenge prevailing views of democracy? In Science in Democracy, Mark Brown draws on science and technology studies, democratic theory, and the history of political thought to show why an adequate response to politicized science depends on rethinking both science and democracy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 320.01
  • 501
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.5
LC item number
.B759 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Science in democracy : expertise, institutions, and representation, Mark B. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-344) and index
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Contents
Part 1 : modern politics and the mirror of nature -- Niccolo ̀Machiavelli and the popular politics of expertise -- Power and publicity in modern science -- Consent and competence in representative government -- Liberal rationalism and government advisory committees -- Part II : democratizing representation in science and politics -- Thomas Hobbes and the authorization of science -- John Dewey and the reconstruction of representation -- Bruno Latour and the symmetries of science and politics -- How science becomes political -- Elements of democratic representation -- Institutionalizing democratic representation
Control code
000043869944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 354 p.
Isbn
9780262013246
Lccn
2009005952
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.b25056566
System control number
  • (OCoLC)309835970
  • md25056566

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