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  1. Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development.Alan Irwin - 1995 - 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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  2. Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology.Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne (eds.) - 1996 - 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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    Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge.Alan Irwin - 2003 - 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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    Public Deliberation and Governance: Engaging with Science and Technology in Contemporary Europe. [REVIEW]Rob Hagendijk & Alan Irwin - 2006 - 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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    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.Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne - 1996 - In Alan Irwin & Brian Wynne (eds.), Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 213.
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  6. Challenging Big Science.Alan Irwin, Stuart Allan & Ian Welsh - 2000 - In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 78.
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    Science Studies Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts. Beverly Hills and London: Sage Publications, 1979. Pp. 271. £11.25; £5.50. [REVIEW]Alan Irwin - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (2):208-209.
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    Medical Sciences Kenneth E. Studer and Daryl E. Chubin, The Cancer Mission: Social Contexts of Biomedical Research. Beverly Hills & London: Sage, 1980. Pp. 320. No Price Stated. [REVIEW]Alan Irwin - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1):93-95.
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  9. Regulatory Science, Europeanization, and the Control of Agrochemicals.Elaine McCarthy, Steven Yearley, Alan Irwin & Henry Rothstein - 1999 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 24 (2):241-264.
    This article addresses issues of regulatory convergence and Europeanization as they have developed within the agrochemicals sector. Taking the United Kingdom as a case study, the article considers the continuing importance of local and national factors within systems that are ostensibly international and standardized. In particular, the article shows how the embedded social relations of regulatory science in the United Kingdom, including institutional practices, judgments of expertise, and established relationships of trust, result in a “nation centeredness” and divergence of regulatory (...)
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    Science and Society Thomas R. Dunlap, DDT. Scientists, Citizens and Public Policy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981. Pp. 318. £10.80. [REVIEW]Alan Irwin - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (3):300-300.
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  11. Risk, Technology and Modernity: Re-Positioning the Sociological Analysis of Nuclear Power.Alan Irwin - 2000 - In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage Publications.
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    Nuclear Risks: Three Problematics.Alan Irwin, Stuart Allan & Ian Welsh - 2000 - In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 78--104.
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