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Abstract

In recent years science has come down from its academic ivory tower, and is now managed as a producer of intellectual property in a marketplace of corporate customers. There is another transformation, where science related to public policy has been brought into the forum of debate among concerned citizens. The first development has led to the industrialisation of the research enterprise. The second has led to the engagement of the public in the assessment of the relevant knowledge and the governance of its production.
In every area, the workshop will be encouraged to a rounded view of the issues. Thus, while reviewing positive accomplishments and prospects for further progress, the discussion should include difficulties, disadvantages and dangers of such developments. In this way the workshop should contribute to enrichment and deepening of our understanding of these important new trends in the social relations of science.
Processes:
- Communicating among plural perspectives:
- Managing uncertainty, complexity and value-commitments
- Knowledge assessment
Context:
- transparency, openness and participation in science policy processes
- Community based research
- Emerging styles of governance and new ICT.

Additional information

Authors: GUIMARAES PEREIRA A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);FUNTOWICTZ S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);AGÜERA CABO M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20854 EN (2003), 140 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39-033278-9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200417361 / Last updated on: 2004-02-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en