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  1. Rob Hagendijk & Alan Irwin (2006). Public Deliberation and Governance: Engaging with Science and Technology in Contemporary Europe. [REVIEW] Minerva 44 (2):167-184.
    Whilst public engagement in decisions concerning science and technology is widely extolled, research shows that the application of deliberative democratic theory remains – at least in Europe – highly constrained. Science and technology policy requires closer attention to the wider context of governance and the compatibility of public deliberation with established modes of policy-making.
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  2. Alan Irwin (2003). Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge. Open University Press.
    How might social theory, public understanding of science and science policy best inform one another? What have been the key features of science-society relations in the modern world? How are we to re-think science-society relations in the context of globalization, hybridity and changing patterns of governance? This topical and unique book draws together the three key perspectives on science-society relations: public understanding of science, scientific and public governance, and social theory. The book presents a series of case studies (including the (...)
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  3. Alan Irwin (2000). Risk, Technology and Modernity: Re-Positioning the Sociological Analysis of Nuclear Power. In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage.
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  4. Alan Irwin, Stuart Allan & Ian Welsh (2000). Challenging Big Science. In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage. 78.
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  5. Alan Irwin, Stuart Allan & Ian Welsh (2000). Nuclear Risks: Three Problematics. In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage. 78--104.
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  6. Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne (eds.) (1996). Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology. Cambridge University Press.
    Misunderstanding Science? offers a challenging new perspective on the public understanding of science. In so doing, it also challenges existing ideas of the nature of science and its relationships with society. Its analysis and case presentation are highly relevant to current concerns over the uptake, authority, and effectiveness of science as expressed, for example, in areas such as education, medical/health practice, risk and the environment, technological innovation. Based on several in-depth case-studies, and informed theoretically by the sociology of scientific knowledge, (...)
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  7. Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne (1996). Useful Knowledge, Social Agency, and Legitimation 'Useful'knowledge in This Context Means Valid and Socially Legitimate, as Well as Being of More Immediate Practical Relevance and Use. It is Often Found That Expert. In Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne (eds.), Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology. Cambridge University Press. 213.
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  8. Alan Irwin (1995). Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise, and Sustainable Development. Routledge.
    We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find themselves labelled as "ignorant" in environmental matters. In Citizen Science Alan Irwin provides a much needed route through the fraught relationship between science, the public (...)
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