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Minerva

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 41-59

The Public Understanding of Science and Public Participation in Regulated Worlds

  • R.P. HagendijkAffiliated withUniversiteit van Amsterdam

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Abstract

This article discusses studies and politicalinitiatives concerned with enhancing publicinvolvement in major technological decisions.It argues that such decisions should include asignificant role for the mass media, andrespect for the diverse relations betweenscience and governance. The notion of`regulated worlds' is proposed as a startingpoint in a discourse that brings together themass media, science management, anddeliberative democracy.