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Public engagement as means of restoring trust in science? Hitting the notes, but missing the music.

Wynne, Brian E. (2006) Public engagement as means of restoring trust in science? Hitting the notes, but missing the music. Community Genetics, 9 (3). pp. 211-220. ISSN 1422-2795

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Abstract

This paper analyses the recent widespread moves to 'restore' public trust in science by developing an avowedly two-way, public dialogue with science initiatives. Noting how previously discredited and supposedly abandoned public deficit explanations of 'mistrust' have actually been continually reinvented, it argues that this is a symptom of a continuing failure of scientific and policy institutions to place their own science-policy institutional culture into the frame of dialogue, as possible contributory cause of the public mistrust problem.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Community Genetics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mistrust of science ; Public deficit models ; Science policy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 24084
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2009 11:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 15:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24084

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