A Democracy Paradox in Studies of Science and Technology

  title={A Democracy Paradox in Studies of Science and Technology},
  author={Eva L{\"o}vbrand and Roger Pielke and Silke Beck},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  pages={474 - 496}
Today many scholars seem to agree that citizens should be involved in expert deliberations on science and technology issues. This interest in public deliberation has gained attraction in many practical settings, especially in the European Union, and holds the promise of more legitimate governance of science and technology. In this article, the authors draw on the European Commission’s (EC) report ‘‘Taking the European Knowledge Society Seriously’’ to ask how legitimate these efforts to… 

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