1st Edition

Citizen Science A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development

By Alan Irwin Copyright 1995
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find themselves labelled as `ignorant' in environmental matters. In Citizen Science Alan Irwin provides a much needed route through the fraught relationship between science, the public and the environmental threat.

    Introduction 1. Science and Citizenship 3. Science, Citizenship and Environmental Threat 4. Witnesses, Participants and Major Accident Hazards 5. Freeing the Voices: A Science of the People 6. Building Sustainable Futures: Science Shops and Social Experiments 7. Science, Citizenship and Troubled Modernity


    Irwin, Alan