, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 223–244 | Cite as

Technologies of Humility: Citizen Participation in Governing Science

  • Sheila Jasanoff


Building on recent theories ofscience in society, such as that provided bythe `Mode 2' framework, this paper argues thatgovernments should reconsider existingrelations among decision-makers, experts, andcitizens in the management of technology.Policy-makers need a set of `technologies ofhumility' for systematically assessing theunknown and the uncertain. Appropriate focalpoints for such modest assessments are framing,vulnerability, distribution, and learning.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila Jasanoff
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  1. 1.John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentHarvard UniversityCambridge

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