Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
"Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...
To Be Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge
How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe
This book offers the first comparative account of the changes and stabilities of public perceptions of science within the US, France, China, Japan, and across Europe over the past few decades. The contributors address the influence of cultural factors; the question of science and religion and its...
Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge
Science Communication between News and Public Relations
Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (...
Published March 17th 2010 by Routledge
Legal, Ethical and Social Dimensions
From the mid 1990s to the present day, agricultural biotechnology - GM crops and foods - has been the focus of debate and conflict in many European countries. Contrasting views of risks and benefits, trust in science and regulation, the understanding of science, media coverage and mobilization of...
Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge