While most existing approaches adopt fixed meanings of participation and are consumed by questions of method or critiquing the possible limits of democratic engagement this book offers new insights that rethink public engagements with science innovation and environmental issues as diverse emergent and in the making. Science environment and emergent publics remaking participation science environment and emergent publics edited by jason chilvers matthew kearnes this new way of seeing participation in science and democracy opens up alternative paths for reconfiguring and remaking participation in more experimental . Participation might be understood as the always partial process of defining objects of political concern in which the objects of public participation the constituency of affected publics and what is legitimated as political are themselves always a contingent outcome of the processes of participation. Changing relations between science and democracy and controversies over issues such as climate change energy transitions genetically modified organisms and smart technologies have led to a rapid rise in new forms of public participation and citizen engagement. Title remaking participation science environment and emergent publics edited by jason chilvers and matthew kearnes format
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