Abstract

Science policy mandates across the industrialized world insinuate more active roles for publics, their earlier participation in policy decisions, and expanded notions of science and technology governance. In response to these policies, engaged scholars in science studies have sought to design and conduct exercises aimed at better attuning science to its public contexts. As demand increases for innovative and potentially democratic forms of public engagement with science and technology, so also do the prospects for insights from science studies to contribute to policy agendas and institutional capabilities. This collection brings together an international set of scholars in science, technology and society who inquire into the meaning, efficacy and responsibility of engaged science studies scholarship as a public matter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-620
Number of pages14
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Engaged scholarship
  • Integration
  • Public engagement
  • Responsible innovation
  • Science and technology policy
  • Science and technology studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Health Policy

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Editorial Overview : Public Science and Technology Scholars: Engaging Whom? / Fisher, Erik.

In: Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 607-620.

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