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|Title:||Interfaces Between Science and Society: Introduction|
|Authors:||GUEDES VAZ Sofia; MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA ANGELA|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Research on the interfaces between science and society is a growing area. This is the direct consequence of the evolution of how science has pervaded public life and of how society is becoming an active participant in that changing role of science. A new conception of knowledge appears to be emerging, based on awareness of complexity, uncertainty and a plurality of legitimate perspectives. Democracy is extending into the previously quite exclusive scientific realm, and science must submit to public scrutiny and participation in the appropriate ways. This means that the public is beginning to become engaged in the process of governance of knowledge. A reflection on the methods and tools for knowledge quality assurance, namely on its inputs to extended policy and decision-making processes, is needed.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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