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  1. 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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    Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences?Phil Macnaghten, , Matthew B. Kearnes & Brian Wynne - 2005 - Science Communication 27 (2):268-291.
    In this article we argue that nanotechnology represents an extraordinary opportunity to build in a robust role for the social sciences in a technology that remains at an early, and hence undetermined, stage of development. We examine policy dynamics in both the United States and United Kingdom aimed at both opening up, and closing down, the role of the social sciences in nanotechnologies. We then set out a prospective agenda for the social sciences and its potential in the future shaping (...)
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    The Ethics of ‘Public Understanding of Ethics’—Why and How Bioethics Expertise Should Include Public and Patients’ Voices.Silke Schicktanz, Mark Schweda & Brian Wynne - 2012 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (2):129-139.
    “Ethics” is used as a label for a new kind of expertise in the field of science and technology. At the same time, it is not clear what ethical expertise consists in and what its political status in modern democracies can be. Starting from the “participatory turn” in recent social research and policy, we will argue that bioethical reasoning has to include public views of and attitudes towards biomedicine. We will sketch the outlines of a bioethical conception of “public understanding (...)
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    Strange Weather, Again.Brian Wynne - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):289-305.
    For a long time before the ‘climategate’ emails scandal of late 2009 which cast doubt on the propriety of science underpinning the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, attention to climate change science and policy has focused solely upon the truth or falsity of the proposition that human behaviour is responsible for serious global risks from anthropogenic climate change. This article places such propositional concerns in the perspective of a different understanding of the relationships between scientific knowledge and public policy issues (...)
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    Knowledges in Context.Brian Wynne - 1991 - Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (1):111-121.
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    Representing Uncertainty in Global Climate Change Science and Policy: Boundary-Ordering Devices and Authority.Brian Wynne & Simon Shackley - 1996 - Science, Technology and Human Values 21 (3):275-302.
    This article argues that, in public and policy contexts, the ways in which many scientists talk about uncertainty in simulations of future climate change not only facilitates communications and cooperation between scientific and policy communities but also affects the perceived authority of science. Uncertainty tends to challenge the authority of chmate science, especially if it is used for policy making, but the relationship between authority and uncertainty is not simply an inverse one. In policy contexts, many scientists are compelled to (...)
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    Erratum To: The Ethics of 'Public Understanding of Ethics'—Why and How Bioethics Expertise Should Include Public and Patients' Voices.Silke Schicktanz, Mark Schweda & Brian Wynne - 2012 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (2):251-251.
    “Ethics” is used as a label for a new kind of expertise in the field of science and technology. At the same time, it is not clear what ethical expertise consists in and what its political status in modern democracies can be. Starting from the “participatory turn” in recent social research and policy, we will argue that bioethical reasoning has to include public views of and attitudes towards biomedicine. We will sketch the outlines of a bioethical conception of “public understanding (...)
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    On Nanotechnology and Ambivalence: The Politics of Enthusiasm. [REVIEW]Matthew Kearnes & Brian Wynne - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (2):131-142.
    The promise of scientific and technological innovation – particularly in fields such as nanotechnology – is increasingly set against what has been articulated as a deficit in public trust in both the new technologies and regulatory mechanisms. Whilst the development of new technology is cast as providing contributions to both quality of life and national competitiveness, what has been termed a ‘legitimacy crisis’ is seen as threatening the vitality of this process. However in contrast to the risk debates that dominated (...)
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    Socio-Economic Research on Genetically Modified Crops: A Study of the Literature.Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Rosa Binimelis, Anne I. Myhr & Brian Wynne - 2018 - Agriculture and Human Values 35 (2):489-513.
    The importance of socio-economic impacts from the introduction and use of genetically modified crops is reflected in increasing efforts to include them in regulatory frameworks. Aiming to identify and understand the present knowledge on SEI of GM crops, we here report the findings from an extensive study of the published international scientific peer-reviewed literature. After applying specified selection criteria, a total of 410 articles are analysed. The main findings include: limited empirical research on SEI of GM crops in the scientific (...)
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    Reflexing Complexity.Brian Wynne - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (5):67-94.
    Dominant social sciences approaches to complexity suggest that awareness of complexity in late-modern society comes from various recent scientific insights. By examining today’s plant and human genomics sciences, I question this from both ends: first suggesting that typical public culture was already aware of particular salient forms of complexity, such as limits to predictive knowledge ; second, showing how up-to-date genomics science expresses both complexity and its opposites, predictive determinism and reductionism, as coexistent representations of nature and scientific knowledge. I (...)
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    Lab Work Goes Social, and Vice Versa: Strategising Public Engagement Processes: Commentary On: “What Happens in the Lab Does Not Stay in the Lab: Applying Midstream Modulation to Enhance Critical Reflection in the Laboratory”.Brian Wynne - 2011 - Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):791-800.
    Midstream modulation is a form of public engagement with science which benefits from strategic application of science and technology studies (STS) insights accumulated over nearly 20 years. These have been developed from STS researchers’ involvement in practical engagement processes and research with scientists, science funders, policy and other public stakeholders. The strategic aim of this specific method, to develop what is termed second-order reflexivity amongst scientist-technologists, builds upon and advances earlier more general STS work. However this method is focused and (...)
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  12. Risk and Social Learning: Reification to Engagement.Brian Wynne - 1992 - In S. Krimsky & D. Golding (eds.), Social Theories of Risk. Praeger. pp. 275--297.
     
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    Ethics of Science for Policy in the Environmental Governance of Biotechnology: MON810 Maize in Europe.Fern Wickson & Brian Wynne - 2012 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (3):321 - 340.
    This paper discusses entanglements of science and ethics in the regulation of genetically modified crops. Using the 2009 German ban of genetically modified maize MON810 and debates concerning the quality of science cited to support it, the paper highlights how values are tacitly embedded in science for policy and how ethical questions permeate the way this science is developed, quality-controlled, and given authority in the European regulation of biotechnology. We argue that a lack of recognition and inadequate treatment of such (...)
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    Wising Up : The Public and New Technologies.Robin Grove-White, , Phil Macnaghten, & Brian Wynne - 2000 - Lancaster University: Centre for the Study of Environmental Change.
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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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    Addressing Socio-Economic and Ethical Considerations in Biotechnology Governance: The Potential of a New Politics of Care.Fern Wickson, Christopher Preston, Rosa Binimelis, Amaranta Herrero, Sarah Hartley, Rachel Wynberg & Brian Wynne - 2017 - Food Ethics 1 (2):193-199.
    There is a growing demand to incorporate social, economic and ethical considerations into biotechnology governance. However, there is currently little guidance available for understanding what this means or how it should be done. A framework of care-based ethics and politics can capture many of the concerns maintaining a persistent socio-political conflict over biotechnologies and provide a novel way to incorporate such considerations into regulatory assessments. A care-based approach to ethics and politics has six key defining features. These include: 1) a (...)
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    Classifying, Constructing, and Identifying Life: Standards as Transformations of “The Biological”. [REVIEW]Brian Wynne, Lawrence Busch, Ruth McNally, Emma K. Frow, Rebecca Ellis, Claire Waterton & Adrian Mackenzie - 2013 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 38 (5):701-722.
    Recent accounts of “the biological” emphasize its thoroughgoing transformation. Accounts of biomedicalization, biotechnology, biopower, biocapital, and bioeconomy tend to agree that twentieth- and twenty-first-century life sciences transform the object of biology, the biological. Amidst so much transformation, we explore attempts to stabilize the biological through standards. We ask: how do standards handle the biological in transformation? Based on ethnographic research, the article discusses three contemporary postgenomic standards that classify, construct, or identify biological forms: the Barcoding of Life Initiative, the BioBricks (...)
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    Plant Sciences and the Public Good.Brian Wynne, Claire Waterton, Jane Taylor & Katrina Stengel - 2009 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 34 (3):289-312.
    Drawing on interviews and observational work with practicing U.K. plant scientists, this article uses Michel Callon's work as a tool to explore the issue of collaboration between academic science and business, in particular, calls by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for a return to “public good” plant science. In an article titled “Is Science a Public Good?” Callon contributed to the debate about the commercialization of science by suggesting that commercialization and the public good need not be incompatible. (...)
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    Decidable Theories of Non-Projectable L -Groups of Continuous Functions.Brian Wynne - 2007 - Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 146 (1):21-39.
    We study the class of l-groups of the form C with X an essential P-space. Many such l-groups are non-projectable and their elementary theories may often be reduced to that of an associated Boolean algebra with distinguished ideal. In this paper we establish the decidability of the theories of two classes of such l-groups via corresponding results for the associated structures.
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  20. Knowledge and Political Order in the European Environment Agency.Claire Waterton & Brian Wynne - 2004 - In Sheila Jasanoff (ed.), States of Knowledge: The Co-Production of Science and Social Order. Routledge. pp. 87--108.
     
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    An Introduction to Science Studies: The Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology. John Ziman.Brian Wynne - 1988 - Isis 79 (1):129-129.
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    Assessing Quality of Stakeholder Engagement: From Bureaucracy to Democracy.Brian Wynne, Deborah H. Oughton, Astrid Liland & Yevgeniya Tomkiv - 2017 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 37 (3):167-178.
    The idea of public or stakeholder engagement in governance of science and technology is widely accepted in many policy and academic research settings. However, this enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement has not necessarily resulted in changes of attitudes toward the role of stakeholders in the dialogue nor to the value of public knowledge, practical experience, and other inputs vis-à-vis expert knowledge. The formal systems of evaluation of the stakeholder engagement activities are often focused on showing that the method is efficient and (...)
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  23. Dazzled by the Mirage of Influence?: STS-SSK in Multivalent Registers of Relevance.Brian Wynne - 2007 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 32 (4):491-503.
    Andrew Webster proposes that science and technology studies align itself more thoroughly with practical policy contexts, actors and issues, so as to become more useful, and thus more a regular actor in such worlds. This commentary raises some questions about this approach. First, I note that manifest influence in science or policy or both should not become-by default, or deliberately-a criterion of intellectual quality for STS research work. I distinguish between reflective historical work, which delineates the contingent ways in which (...)
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  24. Sociology of Science - Unit Three.Brian Wynne - 1984 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 4 (5):415-463.
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  25. Sociology of Science - Unit One.Brian Wynne - 1984 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 4 (1):5-30.
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    The Concept of Physical Law. Norman Swartz.Brian Wynne - 1987 - Isis 78 (3):438-439.
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  27. The Social Practices and Culture of Sci Ence.Brian Wynne - 1984 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 4 (3):221-226.
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