Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies

Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies

By: Kieran O'Doherty (editor), Edna F. Einsiedel (editor)Paperback

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This book will be of interest to academics, policy makers, and practitioners working in the fields of public engagement, emerging technologies, bioethics, and technology assessment.

About Author

Kieran O'Doherty is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. Edna Einsiedel is a professor of communication studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary.


Introduction Kieran O'Doherty and Edna Einsiedel Part 1: The Purpose and Function of Public Participation 1 Giving Power to Public Voice: A Critical Review of Alternative Means of Infusing Citizen Deliberation with Legal Authority or Influence / John Gastil 2 Parliamentary Technology Assessment in Europe and the Role of Public Participation / Leonhard Hennen 3 Democracy, Governance, and Public Engagement: A Critical Assessment / Peter W.B. Phillips Part 2: External Conditions for Legitimate Public Engagement: Ethics, Society, and Democracy 4 Trust, Accountability, and Participation: Conditions for and Constraints on "New" Democratic Models / Susan Dodds 5 Public Voices or Private Choices? The Role of Public Consultation in the Regulation of Reproductive Technologies / Colin Gavaghan 6 Challenges to Deliberations on Genomics / Michiel Korthals Part 3: Internal Conditions for Legitimate Public Engagement: Lessons for the Practitioner 7 Deliberative Fears: Citizen Deliberation about Science in a National Consensus Conference / Michael D. Cobb 8 Theorizing Deliberative Discourse / Kieran O'Doherty Part 4: Institutional Contexts of Public Participation 9 Public Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization in Public and Private Policy / David Castle 10 From Public Engagement to Public Policy: Competing Stakeholders and the Path to Law Reform / David Weisbrot 11 Participation in the Canadian Biotechnology Regulatory Regime e Andrea Riccardo Migone and Michael Howlett Part 5: Modes of and Experiments in Participation 12 Swimming with Salmon: The Use of Journalism to Public Engagement Initiatives on Emerging Biotechnologies e David M. Secko 13 Science Media and Public Participation: The Potential of Drama-Documentaries / Grace Reid 14 N-Reasons: Computer-Mediated Ethical Decision Support for Public Participation / Peter Danielson 15 Contentious New Technology Introductions and e-Participation / Keith Culver Part 6: Understanding Stakeholders and Publics 16 Rethinking "Publics" and "Participation" in New Governance Contexts: Stakeholder Publics and Extended Forms of Participation / Edna Einsiedel 17 Public Engagement with Human Genetics: A Social Movement Approach / Alexandra Plows 18 The Limits of Liberal Values in the Moral Assessment of Genomic and Technological Innovation / Chloe G.K. Atkins Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774824613
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780774824613
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 0774824611

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