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Popularizing dissent: A civil society perspective

Motion, Judy; Leitch, Shirley; Weaver, C. Kay

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This article theorizes civil society groups’ attempts to popularize opposition to genetic modification in New Zealand as deliberative interventions that seek to open up public participation in science–society governance. In this case, the popularization strategies were designed to intensify concerns about social justice and democratic incursions, mobilize dissent and offer meaningful mechanisms for navigating and participating in public protest. Such civic popularization efforts, we argue, are...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMotion, Judy
dc.contributor.authorLeitch, Shirley
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, C. Kay
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:41:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0963-6625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98610
dc.description.abstractThis article theorizes civil society groups’ attempts to popularize opposition to genetic modification in New Zealand as deliberative interventions that seek to open up public participation in science–society governance. In this case, the popularization strategies were designed to intensify concerns about social justice and democratic incursions, mobilize dissent and offer meaningful mechanisms for navigating and participating in public protest. Such civic popularization efforts, we argue, are more likely to succeed when popularity and politicization strategies are judiciously integrated to escalate controversy, re-negotiate power relations and provoke agency and action.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourcePublic Understanding of Science
dc.titlePopularizing dissent: A civil society perspective
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor150307 - Innovation and Technology Management
local.identifier.absfor150310 - Organisation and Management Theory
local.identifier.absfor150399 - Business and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB6405
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMotion, Judy, University of NSW
local.contributor.affiliationLeitch, Shirley, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWeaver, C. Kay, University of Waikato
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage496
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage510
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0963662514556206
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:10:31Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84930683156
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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