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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Issues in science and technology|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2004|
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