Technologies of Democracy: Experiments and Demonstrations

TitleTechnologies of Democracy: Experiments and Demonstrations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLaurent, B
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume17
Issue4
Pagination649 - 666
Date Published12/2011
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsPublic Engagement and Science , Science and Technology Studies
AbstractThis article describes three examples of public engagement around the societal implications of nanotechnology in France, this paper argues that Science and Technology Studies provide useful tools and methods for the analysis of technologies of democracy. The political value of the analysis of public engagement lies in the descriptions of processes of stabilization of democratic orders and in the display of potential alternative political arrangements.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9303-1
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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