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Public participation in nanotechnology – should we care?


By csep - Posted on 07 June 2010

TitlePublic participation in nanotechnology – should we care?
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHarthorn, Barbara Herr
Series Title2020 Science
Volume2010
Access Date07/06/2010
Date Published04/05/2010
Abstract

This guest blog entry by Barbara Herr Harthorn discusses why public participation in nanotechnology is the right thing to do because it allows citizens to participate more fully in the democratic process, that it helps build community support for nanotechnology development and helps create a basis of trust that will sustain support in the event of risk events. The author discusses public engagement activities going on in the United States, and suggests key readings discussing the importance of public participation and deliberation in areas such as the governance of emerging technologies and environmental issues.

URLhttp://2020science.org/2010/05/04/public-participation-in-nanotechnology-should-we-care/
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http://2020science.org/