1st Edition

Between Understanding and Trust
The Public, Science and Technology





ISBN 9780415516211
Published May 31, 2012 by Routledge
398 Pages

USD $52.95

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'This is a welcome book. The issues of public understanding of science open many questions. What does "understanding" mean? How does understanding translate into attitudes towards science and trust in scientists? What is the role of the mass media? The essays in this book shed light on such questions bringing insights from several disciplines. They help to define a meaningful research agenda for the future. - Professor Dorothy Nelkin, New York University

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This publication is timely

This is a welcome book. The issues of public understanding of science opens many questions. What does understanding" mean? How does understanding translate into attitudes toward science and trust in scientists? What is the role of the mass media? The essays in this book shed light on such questions bringing insights from several disciplines. They help to define a meaningful research agenda for the future."

For both new researchers and those already working in the field

bBetween Understanding and Trust/b is an informed and highly informative guide into a rapidly growing field of research-the outcome of which will certainly shape the twenty-first century view of science and technology.

bBetween Understanding and Trust/b gives an excellent overview of the wide range of unresolved questions arising in the context of public understanding of and attitudes toward science. It should prevent scientists and-of even greater importance-politicians from espousing the usual simplifications about globalisation and international competition.