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Misunderstood misunderstanding: social identities and public uptake of science
This paper draws general insights into the public reception of scientific knowledge from a case study of Cumbrian sheep farmers' responses to scientific advice about the restrictions introduced afterExpand
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Public Engagement as a Means of Restoring Public Trust in Science – Hitting the Notes, but Missing the Music?
  • B. Wynne
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Public Health Genomics
  • 2 June 2006
This paper analyses the recent widespread moves to ‘restore’ public trust in science by developing an avowedly two-way, public dialogue with science initiatives. Noting how previously discredited andExpand
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Knowledges in Context
Our projects begin by exploring the relationships between "citizens" and "sources"between members and groups of the public and that diverse body of institutions, knowledges, and disciplinaryExpand
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Creating Public Alienation: Expert Cultures of Risk and Ethics on GMOs
  • B. Wynne
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Science as culture
  • 1 December 2001
j INTRODUCTION Public concerns about new technologies like genetically modiŽ ed organisms (GMOs) have occasioned recognition of a crisis of public conŽ dence in science in late-modern society (UKExpand
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Representing Uncertainty in Global Climate Change Science and Policy: Boundary-Ordering Devices and Authority
This article argues that, in public and policy contexts, the ways in which many scientists talk about uncertainty in simulations of future climate change not only facilitates communications andExpand
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Public Participation in Science and Technology: Performing and Obscuring a Political–Conceptual Category Mistake
In this paper, I attempt to explain how existing work in the science and technology studies (STS) sub-field of public engagement with, or participation in, public issues involving science andExpand
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Public uptake of science: a case for institutional reflexivity
This paper attempts to advance the notion of reflexivity as a key element of improving current understanding of the public understanding of science problem, and for improving the relations betweenExpand
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TAKING EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY SERIOUSLY Report of the Expert Group on Science and Governance to the Science, Economy and Society Directorate, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission
The views expressed here are those of the authors and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission. LEGAL NOTICE Neither the European CommissionExpand
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Risk and Environment as Legitimatory Discourses of Technology: Reflexivity Inside Out?
Risk and environmental discourses have usually been regarded as critical, in the sense that they are the substantive focus of critical reflexive processes discussed under the rubric of the riskExpand
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