Joss, Simon (2009) Making technology accountable: citizens' conferences in the era of public accountability. Diacritica, 23 (2). pp. 299-316. ISSN 0870-8967Full text not available from this repository.
Over the last thirty years or so, various forms of citizens’ conferences have been increasingly used to assess science and technology (policy) across diverse national and institutional contexts. This article discusses citizens’ conferences, against the background of a widely perceived ‘democratic deficit’ in contemporary science and technology governance, as an institutional response to demands for greater public accountability. It analyses the various methodological, organisational, and institutional factors conditioning, and frequently limiting, citizens’ conferences as public accountability mechanism both conceptually and in practice. Following from this, it argues for further methodological innovation, in order to address and overcome the temporary, event-based nature of citizens’ conferences, as a way of consolidating institutional efforts to render science and technology more publicly accountable.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||27 May 2010 10:48|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2010 10:48|
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