Citizen participation in science policy by James C. Petersen

By James C. Petersen

The 1st book-length research of citizen participation within the formula of clinical and technical coverage. Twelve essays and case reviews learn very important examples of citizen activism, position them in the context of bigger participatory activities, discover the diversity of types citizen participation may well take, and view new possible choices for public involvement. certain awareness is given to public healthiness coverage and nuclear strength improvement. extra individuals are: Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Barry Checkoway, Daryl Chubin, Diana Dutton, Rachelle Hollander, John P. Hunt, Neil H. Katz, Sheldon Krimsky, Jane Kronick, Dorothy Nelkin, Alan Porter, Frederick A. Rossini, Randy Rydell, and Vandana Shiva.

Show description

Read Online or Download Citizen participation in science policy PDF

Similar social services & welfare books

Children and Families in Communities: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

Long ago decade the connection among groups, young ones and households has encouraged a wealth of analysis and coverage tasks as a result of a transforming into trust that the breakdown of households and groups is a significant component in social difficulties, together with baby abuse and juvenile crime. the most recent coverage projects to take on social difficulties have for that reason specified groups in addition to excessive threat households.

Regional Policy (Spicers European Policy Reports)

The ecu neighborhood has devoted itself to selling 'economic and social harmony' throughout its areas. Its expenditure - through the 'structural money' - for those reasons is decided to double through 1993. A key section of such expenditure is the eu nearby improvement Fund, that's receiving expanding realization from neighborhood and local representatives and officers, in addition to from businesses contemplating the place to find their companies.

The welfare state in capitalist society: policies of retrenchment and maintenance in Europe, North America, and Australia

First released in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

An exploration of the connection among insanity, misery and incapacity, bringing jointly top students and activists from Europe, North the United States, Australia and India.

Extra resources for Citizen participation in science policy

Example text

In June 1978 thousands of demonstrators and spectators descended upon Seabrook, New Hampshire, to oppose the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant and to advocate alternative energy sources. During this same summer, Love Canal and the hazards of toxic wastes became part of the national consciousness, largely through the protest efforts of Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Homeowners' Association. Dramatic though these stories were, they represented but a tiny part of the vast amount of citizen participation.

Public interest scientists have founded a few organizational bases, as in the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the various Public Interest Research Groups. Still, most citizens have no idea where to turn for assistance in disputes involving scientific or technical issues. An experiment in providing technical assistance to local citizens was launched by the federal government in 1977. As a result of a congressional mandate growing out of the public interest science movement, the National Science Foundation established the Science for Citizens Program.

Frederick Rossini and Alan Porter consider the increasing role of public involvement in impact assessment and technology assessment. They identify three broad approaches: professional-dominant assessments, participant-dominant assessments, and a partnership mode. Rossini and Porter view both professionalism and participation as essential in assessment, and consider the implications of different mixes. Their essay concludes with a discussion of the factors that may shape the selection of an assessment approach.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 16 votes