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Acting in an uncertain world : an essay on technical democracy

Acting in an uncertain world : an essay on technical democracy

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Callon, Michel. Lascoumes, Pierre, 1948-. Barthe, Yannick.
Title Statement
Acting in an uncertain world : an essay on technical democracy / Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, Yannick Barthe ; translated by Graham Burchell.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge, Mass. :   MIT Press,   ©2009.  
Physical Medium
287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Inside technology
ISBN
9780262033824 0262033828 9780262515962 0262515962
요약
"Controversies over such issues as nuclear waste, genetically modified organisms, asbestos, tobacco, gene therapy, avian flu, and cell phone towers arise almost daily as rapid scientific and technological advances create uncertainty and bring about unforeseen concerns. The authors of Acting in an Uncertain World argue that political institutions must be expanded and improved to manage these controversies, to transform them into productive conversations, and to bring about "technical democracy." They show how "hybrid forums"--In which experts, non-experts, ordinary citizens, and politicians come together - reveal the limits of traditional delegative democracies, in which decisions are made by quasi-professional politicians and techno-scientific information is the domain of specialists in laboratories. The division between professionals and laypeople, the authors claim, is simply outmoded."--Jacket.
General Note
Originally published in French as: Agir dans un monde incertain.  
Content Notes
Hybrid forums -- Secluded research -- There's always someone more specialist -- In search of a common world -- The organization of hybrid forums -- Measured action, or how to decide without making a definitive decision -- The democratization of democracy -- Epilogue.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-277) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Democracy. Political leadership. Technology --Political aspects. Science --Political aspects.
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520 ▼a "Controversies over such issues as nuclear waste, genetically modified organisms, asbestos, tobacco, gene therapy, avian flu, and cell phone towers arise almost daily as rapid scientific and technological advances create uncertainty and bring about unforeseen concerns. The authors of Acting in an Uncertain World argue that political institutions must be expanded and improved to manage these controversies, to transform them into productive conversations, and to bring about "technical democracy." They show how "hybrid forums"--In which experts, non-experts, ordinary citizens, and politicians come together - reveal the limits of traditional delegative democracies, in which decisions are made by quasi-professional politicians and techno-scientific information is the domain of specialists in laboratories. The division between professionals and laypeople, the authors claim, is simply outmoded."--Jacket.
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