Public Participation in Science: The Role of Consensus Conferences in Europe

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Simon Joss, John Durant
NMSI Trading Ltd, 1995 - Science - 144 pages
The call for increased public involvement in the formulation of science and technology policy has resulted in the consensus conference: an initiative which involves lay people in the assessment of socially sensitive topics. This book draws together the pioneering experiences of the Danish, Dutch and British organisers of consensus conferences, as well as offering a scheme, developed at a multinational two-day workshop in 1995 in London, for producing comparable data for the evaluation of consensus conferences.
 

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Contents

List of contributors
6
Torben Jergensen Consensus conferences in the health care sector
17
John Durant An experiment in democracy
75
laypanel member
81
necessity or luxury?
89
Igor Mayer Jolanda de Vries and An evaluation of the effects of participation in
109
Tarja Cronberg Do marginal voices shape technology?
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