Published on March 25, 2010

Sustainable Participation? Mapping out and reflecting on the Field of Public Dialogue on Science and Technology

New Report: Sustainable Participation? Mapping out and reflecting on the Field of Public Dialogue on Science and Technology by Dr Jason Chilvers

Developments in science and technology are occurring at an ever increasing pace, generating much excitement but also raising important social and ethical questions.

In many respects, changes in UK public engagement with science have been just as rapid. Over the past 10 years there has been a concerted effort by governments, scientific institutions, academics, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), consultants and many others – to deliver new forms of public engagement with science, including deliberative and dialogue based approaches.

A new report by Dr Jason Chilvers of the University of East Anglia entitled ‘Sustainable Participation? Mapping out and reflecting on the Field of Public Dialogue on Science and Technology’ reflects on the prevailing state of public participation within the field of science and technology.The report developed in early 2009 encompasses the views of 21 of the UK’s key thinkers, practitioners and policy makers on public engagement with science and technology related issues.

To View the report click here

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