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Phil Macnaghten

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Chapter 26: Public Engagement with Risk and the Science–Policy Interface: A Perspective on Techno-Visionary Science and Innovation

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Public Engagement with Risk and the Science–Policy Interface: A Perspective on Techno-Visionary Science and Innovation
Public Engagement with Risk and the Science–Policy Interface: A Perspective on Techno-Visionary Science and Innovation
Phil Macnaghten
Introduction

In this chapter I set out some of my own work on the public engagement with risk and the science–policy interface. The broad argument I am making is that public engagement research has the potential to inject agency into decision-making processes and, in particular, in relation to the kinds of risk I have been researching – technological risk – to help shape science and innovation so that it is more connected with shared societal values. This broad aspiration is an important dimension of a new kind of science policy discourse that has been gaining ...

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