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Minerva

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 33–51 | Cite as

Science, Technology and Democracy

  • Jean-Jacques Salomon
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Abstract

Science and the institutions of science are far from democratic systems,and yet they are the most democratic of regimes. This essay examinesthe demand for transparency and public participation. One can distinguishseveral levels of public influence. Their function suggests thatdecision-makers, both scientists and technocrats, are being obligedto accept and work with rules which are no longer laid down by themselves.

Keywords

Public Participation Democratic System Public Influence 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • Jean-Jacques Salomon

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