When scientists turn to the public: alternative routes in science communication

  title={When scientists turn to the public: alternative routes in science communication},
  author={Massimiano Bucchi},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={375 - 394}
  • M. Bucchi
  • Published 1 October 1996
  • Education
  • Public Understanding of Science
This paper argues that both the traditional normative models and the more refined (`continuity') models of public communication of science fail to account adequately for cases of `deviation', i.e. those cases when scientists address the public directly by skipping the usual stages of scientific communication. It is hypothesized that most of such cases are related to crisis situations and to the definition of scientific boundaries. Therefore, at least two modalities of public communication of… 

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