Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise, and Sustainable Development

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION

1
For an excellent review of Weberian thinking on science and technology see Schroeder, R., ‘Disenchantment and its discontents: Weberian perspectives on science and technology’ in Sociological Review, May 1995.
2
Hill, S., The Tragedy of Technology: human liberation versus domination in the late twentieth century (London: Pluto Press, 1988).
3
ibid.
4
ibid., p.23.
5
Perutz, for example, traces an average life expectancy in Western Europe of 40 years in 1830 climbing steadily to over 70 by 1980. A similar average increase has occurred in developing countries since 1940. Perutz, M., Is Science Necessary? (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1989) p.38.
6
ibid., p.5.
7
Williams, R., Resources of Hope. Collection of writings edited by Gable, R. (London and New York: Verso, 1989) p.8.
8
ibid., p.305.
9
Nelkin, D., ‘The political impact of technical expertise’, Social Studies of Science, 5 (1975), 37.
10
Stewart, J., ‘Science Shops in France: a personal view’, Science as Culture, 2(1988)73-4.
11
The World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common future (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1987) p.43.
12
ibid., p.49.
13
ibid., p.8.

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SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP

1
Dickens, C., Hard Times (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 reprint) p.47.
2
ibid., p.92.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Science and Citizenship 9
  • 2 - Science, Citizens and Environmental Threat 37
  • 3 - Science and the Policy Process 62
  • 4 - Witnesses, Participants and Major Accident Hazards 81
  • 5 - Freeing the Voices: a Science of the People? 105
  • 6 - Building Sustainable Futures: Science Shops and Social Experiments 135
  • 7 - Science, Citizenship and Troubled Modernity 168
  • Notes 183
  • Index 196
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