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Democracy's Relationship with Science and Technology

Democracy's Relationship with Science and Technology

by Karl Rogers
     
 

Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology is not a manifesto. Nor does it propose a utopian model of participatory democracy. Instead, the author philosophically explores the nature of democratic participation in modern society. What are the minimum conditions for democratic participation in a scientific and technological society? What are its limits? Can

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Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology is not a manifesto. Nor does it propose a utopian model of participatory democracy. Instead, the author philosophically explores the nature of democratic participation in modern society. What are the minimum conditions for democratic participation in a scientific and technological society? What are its limits? Can participatory democracy provide a public means of deliberating and improving the rational basis for policy decisions about the trajectories and content of science and technology in society? Or should the implementation and development of science and technology be left to technical experts, scientists, and professional politicians? Taking insights from the philosophy of science and critical theories of technology, the author presents an argument for the practical value of participatory democracy for the development of modern society in an open-ended, complex and changing world that does not conform to human intentions and expectations. The author challenges the reader to question the nature of 'actually existing democracy' and argues that maximal and critical democratic participation is the best means to transform modern society into a rational, libertarian, and sustainable society.

About the Author:
Karl Rogers is Research Fellow in Science Studies, University of Bath, UK and Lecturer at the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230253834
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/10/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
293 KB

Meet the Author

KARL ROGERS studied Physics and Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. He received his PhD in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Bath, UK. He is a Research Fellow in Science Studies at Bath University and is the Co-founder of the John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education, Minneapolis.

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