Science and policy-making

16/10/2018

Should scientists and science educators stress the scientific consensus when engaging with the lay population across a wide variety of mediums, including debates? “Results indicate that it is possible to influence individuals exposed to these debate segments, but the effects are issue-contingent.”

12/09/2018

"A collection of essays on the interrelationships among science, society and politics in modern knowledge societies (...) contributes to the important debate on the “whys” (instead of the “hows”) of science communication and its (long term) impact on science and society."

20/03/2018

“A guidebook for spotting and debunking unscientific ideas in the political sphere”. Kizer (Ball State Univ.) considers D. Levitan’s book “a timely antidote for debunking anti-scientific rhetoric”.

20/02/2018

"If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography", by D. Fassin, sheds light upon the role ethnography plays in the public sphere and how anthropologists struggle to communicate their findings.

20/07/2017

This study compares Australian government vaccination campaigns from two very different time periods, the early nineteenth century (1803–24) and the early twenty-first (2016).

28/03/2017

This article provides a starting position and scene-setter for an invited commentary series on science communication and public intellectualism.

22/06/2016

Celebrating 15 years of success and growth, the STS Conference Graz on May 9 and 10, 2016, gathered nearly 200 delegates from all over the world who had the opportunity to discuss and share researc

07/06/2016

"Genetically Modified Organisms" are not a consistent category: it is impossible to discuss such a miscellaneous bunch of products, deriving from various biotech methods, as if they had a common de

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