Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities

   
   
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Making Science Public:
Challenges and Opportunities

 

A five-year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2018) 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

News

Between 2012 and 2018 the School of Sociology and Social Policy hosted a research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust: 'Making Science Public'. This programme was directed by Professor Brigitte Nerlich, now Emeritus, between 2012 and 2016, and by Dr Sujatha Raman, now working at the Australian National University in Canberra, between 2016 and 2018. If you want to know more about the programme, you can now read highlights from our final report.

Research outputs

We have a variety of research outputs including journal articles, policy reports, books and book chapters, conference papers and a programme blog.

Contact

Dr Sujatha Raman

Director
Leverhulme Trust Research Programme: Making Science Public

+44 (0)115 846 7039
sujatha.raman@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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Blog

The GM/gene drive communication confusion

The other day, I was at the airport waiting for a plane back to the UK, when I noticed on twitter that there was some kerfuffle going on about a field trial in Brazil intended to eliminate disease carrying mosquitoes, which had had, it seems, some unintended consequences (see study). Here is a short summary: ...

The post The GM/gene drive communication confusion appeared first on Making Science Public.

Encounters between life and language

Philip Ball has just written a great article dissecting new research showing that there is no ‘gene for’ homosexuality. He notes the fallacies behind the facile way of pointing to individual genes and saying what they are ‘for’. This is dangerous, especially when talking about genes for behavioural traits. Single genes don’t determine such traits ...

The post Encounters between life and language appeared first on Making Science Public.

 

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

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