Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy

Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy

by Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, Yannick Barthe
     
 

A call for a new form of democracy in which "hybrid forums" composed of experts and laypeople address such sociotechnical controversies as hazardous waste, genetically modified organisms, and nanotechnology.See more details below

Overview

A call for a new form of democracy in which "hybrid forums" composed of experts and laypeople address such sociotechnical controversies as hazardous waste, genetically modified organisms, and nanotechnology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262515962
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
Inside Technology
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
986,316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Hybrid Forums 13

2 Secluded Research 37

3 There's Always Someone More Specialist 71

4 In Search of a Common World 107

5 The Organization of Hybrid Forums 153

6 Measured Action, or How to Decide without Making a Definitive Decision 191

7 The Democratization of Democracy 225

Epilogue 255

Notes 267

Index 279

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