, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 41–59 | Cite as

The Public Understanding of Science and Public Participation in Regulated Worlds

  • R.P. Hagendijk


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.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • R.P. Hagendijk
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  1. 1.Universiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdam E-mail

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