Transparency And Accountability In Science And Politics

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This book challenges the role of scientists in policy making and the idea of deliberative democracy. The author argues that awareness must increase among both politicians and the citizens who elect them. We must revitalise the decision-making processes in representative democracy. The book proposes new institutional structures.
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Overview

This book challenges the role of scientists in policy making and the idea of deliberative democracy. The author argues that awareness must increase among both politicians and the citizens who elect them. We must revitalise the decision-making processes in representative democracy. The book proposes new institutional structures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230542174
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 The Democratic Challenge 6

2 Science Has Lost Its Ethos 10

3 Values, Emotions, Interests and Rationality 33

4 Radioactive Waste Management 43

5 Risk Assessment and Risk Management 65

6 Biotechnology and Nanotechnologies 86

7 Global Warming 104

8 Examples from Other Areas 109

9 Lessons Learned 119

10 Insights into Democratic Theory - and the Awareness Principle 127

11 Awareness and Transparency 133

12 Public Involvement 141

13 The Democratic Paradox 175

14 The Public Sphere - Mass Media and Journalism 184

15 Setting the Values First - towards a New Paradigm 201

16 Principles for New Arenas 205

17 Institutional Anchoring 208

18 Final Remarks 218

Notes 221

References 230

Bibliography 244

Index 245

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