Minerva

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 167–184 | Cite as

Public Deliberation and Governance: Engaging with Science and Technology in Contemporary Europe

Abstract

Whilst public engagement in decisions concerning science and technology is widely extolled, research shows that the application of deliberative democratic theory remains – at least in Europe – highly constrained. Science and technology policy requires closer attention to the wider context of governance and the compatibility of public deliberation with established modes of policy-making.

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS)Universiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Social and Environmental StudiesThe University of LiverpoolBrownlow Hill, LiverpoolUK

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