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