Lab Work Goes Social, and Vice Versa: Strategising Public Engagement Processes

TitleLab Work Goes Social, and Vice Versa: Strategising Public Engagement Processes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWynne, B
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Pagination791 - 800
Date Published12/2011
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsPublic Engagement and Science , Science and Technology Studies
AbstractMidstream modulation is a form of public engagement with science which benefits from strategic application of science and technology studies (STS) insights accumulated over nearly 20 years. These have been developed from STS researchers’ involvement in practical engagement processes and research with scientists, science funders, policy and other public stakeholders. The strategic aim of this specific method, to develop what is termed second-order reflexivity amongst scientist-technologists, builds upon and advances earlier more general STS work. However this method is focused and structured so as to help generate such reflexivity—over the ‘upstream’ questions which have been identified in other STS research as important public issues for scientific research, development and innovation—amongst practising scientists-technologists in their specialist contexts (public or private, in principle). This is a different focus from virtually all such previous work, and offers novel opportunities for those key broader issues to be opened up.
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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