Technocracy, Democracy, and U.S. Climate Politics: The Need for Demarcations

@article{Lahsen2005TechnocracyDA,
  title={Technocracy, Democracy, and U.S. Climate Politics: The Need for Demarcations},
  author={M. Lahsen},
  journal={Science, Technology, & Human Values},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={137 - 169}
}
  • M. Lahsen
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
  • Ulrich Beck and other theorists of reflexive modernization are allies in the general project to reduce technocracy and elitism by rendering decision making more democratic and robust. However, this study of U.S. climate politics reveals complexities and obstacles to the sort of democratized decision making envisioned by such theorists. Since the early 1990s, the U.S. public has been subjected to numerous media-driven campaigns to shape understandings of this widely perceived threat. Political… CONTINUE READING
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