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

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


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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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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