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Author Rogers, Karl, 1967-
Title Participatory democracy, science and technology [electronic resource] : an exploration in the philosophy of science / Karl Rogers
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Descript ix, 252 p
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The Call for Democratic Participation -- Substantive Theories of Technology -- Democratising the Technological Society -- Participatory Democracy -- Science and Technology -- Towards a RationalSociety -- Notes-- References -- Index
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology is not a manifesto. Nor does it propose a model of participatory democracy. Instead, the author philosophically tackles the question of how public, democratic participation in the directions, implementation, and development of scientific research and technological innovation could be meaningfully possible, as a deliberative means of improving the rational basis for policy decisions about the trajectories and content of science and technologyin society. Taking insights from the philosophy of science, theories ofparticipatory democracy, substantive theories of technology and Critical Theory, Karl Rogers explores the possibilities for democratic participation in science and technology. He presents an argument for the practical value of participatory democracy for the development of modern society in an open-ended, complex and changing world that does not confirm to human intentions and expectation. What does 'democracy' mean in a modern society? How and why can maximal democratic participation improve the development of modern society?
Palgrave
Link Original 0230522068 9780230522060 (DLC) 2008011261 (OCoLC)213600111
Subject Democracy
Democracy and science
Science -- Philosophy
Technology -- Philosophy
Political participation
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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