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Two cultures of public understanding of science and technology in Europe

Bauer, Martin W., Gaskell, George, Durant, John, Midden, Cees, Liakopoulous, Miltos and Scholten, Liesbeth (2000) Two cultures of public understanding of science and technology in Europe. In: Dierkes, Meinolf and von Grote, Claudia, (eds.) Between Understanding and Trust : the Public, Science and Technology. Routledge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 131-156. ISBN 9789058230072

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Waves of new research findings, the dynamic emergence of new technologies, and growing perception of the risks entailed have drastically altered the way people in industrialized societies relate to technical development. The population at large, at least in the western world, has increasingly lost trust in institutions and scientific authority. There must be some way to restore people's faith in scientific authority. Between Understanding and Trust identifies and analyses the public understanding of science and technology, thus making an important contribution to achieving a new "trust".

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Additional Information: © 2000 The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group
Divisions: Methodology
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008 12:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:42

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