Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities


Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities

The challenges of making science public

A five-year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2017) looking at the challenges involved in making science public; making public science; making science in public; making science more public; making science private..... How are such activities changing the relationship between science, politics and publics, and what are the normative implications for problems relating to political legitimacy, scientific authority and democratic participation? 

This research is carried out within the Institute for Science and Society 

Programme aims

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Research programme

Research themes and projects


The project brings together researchers working in a variety of disciplines and theoretical traditions


Research outputs

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Programme funded by

Programme funded by The Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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