Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development

Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development

by Alan Irwin
     
 

We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find

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Overview

We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find themselves labelled as 'ignorant' in environmental matters. In Citizen Science Alan Irwin provides a much needed route through the fraught relationship between science, the public and the environmental threat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115483
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Series:
Environment and Society Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Science and Citizenship9
2Science, Citizens and Environmental Threat37
3Science and the Policy Process62
4Witnesses, Participants and Major Accident Hazards81
5Freeing the Voices: A Science of the People?105
6Building Sustainable Futures: Science Shops and Social Experiments135
7Science, Citizenship and Troubled Modernity168
Notes183
Index196

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