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Acting in an uncertain world : an essay on technical democracy

Author: Michel Callon; Pierre Lascoumes; Yannick Barthe
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Inside technology.
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A call for a new form of democracy in which "hybrid forums" composed of experts and laypeople address such sociotechnical controversies as hazardous waste, genetically modified organisms, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Callon, Michel.
Acting in an uncertain world.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008021376
(OCoLC)229467395
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Callon; Pierre Lascoumes; Yannick Barthe
ISBN: 9780262255042 0262255049
OCLC Number: 312933469
Notes: Originally published in French as: Agir dans un monde incertain.
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Hybrid forums --
Secluded research --
There's always someone more specialist --
In search of a common world --
The organization of hybrid forums --
Measured action, or how to decide without making a definitive decision --
The democratization of democracy --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Other Titles: Agir dans un monde incertain.
Responsibility: Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, Yannick Barthe ; translated by Graham Burchell.

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