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dc.contributor.author Horst, Maja
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-18T10:49:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-18T10:49:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8270
dc.description.abstract Developments in biotechnology have sparked a number of social controversies during the last decades and it has been common to understand public debate as a necessary prerequisite for the ability to deal with these controversies. This is particularly true in the case of Denmark, where public debate has been taking place for more than 25 years, and the paper uses the Danish example to argue that controversies about biotechnology intersect with fundamental political discussions about order and control in today’s knowledge society. Inspired by cultural theory and the work of Mary Douglas, it is proposed that arguments about biotechnology are justified by reference to particular articulations of social order. Her four notions of social order are identified in the analysis of a sample of arguments from four major Danish newspapers. On the basis of this typology, the paper examines the broad discursive consensus in favour of public debate and participatory exercises regarding the social responses to biotechnology. It does, however, simultaneously point to inherent tensions in the expectations towards public debate and its role in the creation of solutions to controversies over science and technology. en_US
dc.format.extent 38 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology of knowledge en_US
dc.subject.other Controversies en_US
dc.subject.other Cultural Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Public Understanding of Science en_US
dc.subject.other Social order en_US
dc.subject.other Engagement en_US
dc.title Collective Closure? en_US
dc.type art en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11feb17 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LPF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MPP en_US
dc.description.notes Dette er sidste udgave af artiklen inde den blev udgivet som: Maja Horst (2010): Collective Closure? - Public debate as the solution to controversies about science and technology. Acta Sociologica 53(3)195-211. en_US
dc.idnumber x656703554 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Public debate as the solution to controversies about science and technology en_US


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