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Public engagement in biosciences and biotechnologies: Reflections on the role of sociology and STS

Marks, Nicola; Russell, Wendy


Approaches to public engagement in biosciences and biotechnologies have been informed by work done by sociologists and science and technology studies (STS) scholars, in particular their critiques of traditional elitist and technocratic approaches to science policy. In this article, we analyse one attempt at institutionalising public engagement in Australia, and focus on points of tension between different actors. We explore the roles of social scientists in policy and in public engagement, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sociology
DOI: 10.1177/1440783314562503


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