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Why democracies need science, Harry Collins and Robert Evans

Label
Why democracies need science
Title
Why democracies need science
Statement of responsibility
Harry Collins and Robert Evans
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in times of increasing public distrust of the main institutions of modern society. Experts, including scientists, are suspected of working to hidden agendas or serving vested interests. The solution is usually seen as more public scrutiny and more control by democratic institutions experts must be subservient to social and political life. In this book, Harry Collins and Robert Evans take a radically different view. They argue that, rather than democracies needing to be protected from science, democratic societies need to learn how to value science in this new age of uncertainty. By emphasizing that science is a moral enterprise, guided by values that should matter to all, they show how science can support democracy without destroying it and propose a new institution The Owls that can mediate between science and society and improve technological decision-making for the benefit of all.--
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1943-
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Collins, H. M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Evans, Robert
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  • Democracy and science
  • Science
  • Science and state
Label
Why democracies need science, Harry Collins and Robert Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [174]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science as a moral choice -- Elective modernism -- Choosing science -- The birds : elective modernism, democracy and science -- Academic context -- Elective modernism in context -- Institutional innovations -- Manifesto
Control code
ocn956395600
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509509607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956395600
Label
Why democracies need science, Harry Collins and Robert Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [174]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science as a moral choice -- Elective modernism -- Choosing science -- The birds : elective modernism, democracy and science -- Academic context -- Elective modernism in context -- Institutional innovations -- Manifesto
Control code
ocn956395600
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509509607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956395600

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