The Science and Democracy Network (SDN) was established in 2002 to enhance the quality and significance of scholarship in science and technology studies (STS) by training young professionals and by forging links between STS and related fields of study and practice.
The SDN sponsors an annual meeting whose primary goal is to strengthen and deepen STS scholarship on science and democracy, and to provide training opportunities for young STS scholars to enable them to participate more effectively in decision processes and public affairs.
Can the partnership between science and democracy survive? For over two centuries, science and democracy have forged a partnership to promote freedom and rationality as the legitimate bases for governing human societies. Today, that partnership is at serious risk, from the radically enhanced power of science to produce and market world-transforming (and human-transforming) knowledge to the growing willingness of political elites to neglect and even undermine the institutional foundations of public knowledge-making. In this book, edited by Stephen Hilgartner, Rob Hagendijk, and Clark Miller, leading scholars from the Science and Democracy Network explore the profound trends that are changing the relationship between two of humanity's most significant institutions in the 21st Century.
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Information about past meetings, back to the first meeting in 2002, is available here.
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