Title
Science and technology in a mediatized and democratized society Science and technology in a mediatized and democratized society
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Trieste ,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
JCOM: journal of science communication. - Trieste
Volume/pages
6(2007) :1 , p. 1-10
ISSN
1824-2049
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We inhabit an age in which economic progress in the European Union is equalized to more European research and better communication of that European research to the public. In highly developed Western democracies this implies an important role for the public as well as the mass media, both actors in a transforming public sphere. Beyond a call for more communication and more scientific literacy, the discourse has shifted to a call for more engagement and more participation on behalf of the citizen. There is a widespread sentiment however that the discipline of science communication is at a crossroads. In this paper it is argued that in a context of life politics and an increasing displacement of politics, one has to account for the trajectories of issue formation and the detours of public-ization to understand the dynamics of techno-scientific issues.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/e21301/a3c51913.pdf
Handle