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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 Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. Preface This working group(More)
We need to infuse the culture and practice of science with a new set of social possibilities About Demos Who we are Demos is the think tank for everyday democracy. We believe everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good. Our aim is to put this democratic idea into practice by working with(More)
In this article we argue that nanotechnology represents an extraordinary opportunity to build in a robust role for the social sciences in a technology that remains at an early, and hence undetermined, stage of development. We examine policy dynamics in both the United States and United Kingdom aimed at both opening up, and closing down, the role of the(More)
Midstream modulation is a form of public engagement with science which benefits from strategic application of science and technology studies (STS) insights accumulated over nearly 20 years. These have been developed from STS researchers' involvement in practical engagement processes and research with scientists, science funders, policy and other public(More)
When President George W. Bush rejected US participation in the Kyoto Protocol, he stated: " We must be very careful not to take actions that could harm consumers. " This statement reflects the application of the 'precautionary principle' , defined by the editors of this book as " acting before there is strong proof of harm, particularly if the harm may be(More)
This paper surveys and interprets the attitudes of scientists to the use of flux adjustments in climate projections with coupled Atmosphere Ocean General Circulation Models. The survey is based largely on the responses of 19 climate modellers to several questions and a discussion document circulated in 1995. We interpret the responses in terms of the(More)