STS and democracy co-produced? The making of public dialogue as a technology of participation

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Democracy has long been studied and theorised in science and technology studies (STS) in relation to technoscience (Ezrahi 1990; Latour 1993; Jasanoff 2004). However, a growing body of work treats democracy and participation as objects of study and experimental interventions in their own right (Laurent 2017; Chilvers and Kearnes 2016; Lezaun et al. 2017; Voss and Freeman 2016). In this chapter we seek to make to two contributions to these ‘co-productionist1’ STS engagements with democracy and democratic situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemocratic Situations
EditorsAndreas Birkbak, Irina Papazu
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherMattering Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781912729302
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2022

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