The democratization of science

Kurtulmuş, Faik (2021) The democratization of science. In: Ludwig, David and Koskinen, Inkeri and Mncube, Zinhle and Poliseli, Luana and Reyes-Galindo, Luis, (eds.) Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 145-154. ISBN 9781003027140 (Print) 9781000413779 (Online)

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The democratization of science entails the public having greater influence over science and that influence being shared more equally among members of the public. This chapter will present a thumbnail sketch of the arguments for the democratization of science based on the importance of collectively shaping science’s impact on society, the instrumental benefits of public participation in science, and the need to ensure that the use of science in politics does not undermine collective self-government. It will then outline worries about citizen competence, the abuse of democratic ideals and the limits posed by the nation-state
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory > JC11 Political theory (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: Faik Kurtulmuş
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 02:02
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2022 16:17

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