Forget politicizing science. Let's democratize science!

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Abstract

A concerted effort that should be made to ensure that science is democratized rather than politicized meaning participation and decision making should be done as a whole rather than few individuals is discussed. Democratization in science means creating institutions and practices that fully incorporate principles of accessibility, transparency and accountability. A report by the General Accounting Officer (GAO) provided that the agencies need better guidance to implement the balance requirement, but more wide-ranging action is needed. It is important to recreate an Office of Technology Assessment to restore the policy-analytic balance between Congress and Executive branch in scientific and technological matters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalIssues in science and technology
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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