Publication
Title
Science and technology in a mediatized and democratized society
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
JCOM: journal of science communication. - Trieste
Publication
Trieste : 2007
ISSN
1824-2049
Volume/pages
6:1(2007), p. 1-10
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.07.2014
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