Communicating Science and Technology in Society

Issues of Public Accountability and Engagement

  • Ana Delicado
  • Fabienne Crettaz Von Roten
  • Katarina Prpić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Scientists’ Research Practices and Responses to Societal Demands

  3. Science Communication and Citizen Participation in Science

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


​This volume addresses the engagement between science and society from multiple viewpoints. At a time when trust in experts is being questioned, misinformation is rife and scientific and technological development show growing social impact, the volume examines the challenges in involving the public in scientific debates and decisions. It takes into account societal needs and concerns in research, and analyses the interface between the roles of institutions and individuals. From environmental challenges to science communication, participatory technological design to animal experimentation, and transdisciplinarity to norms and values in science, the volume brings together research on areas in which scientists and citizens interact, across diverse, often understudied, socio-cultural contexts in Europe. It encompasses the natural sciences, engineering and the social sciences, and the chapters follow diverse theoretical frameworks and methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. This volume contributes not just to scholarly knowledge on the topic of science and society relations, but also provides useful information for students, policy makers, journalists, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) researchers keen on engaging with their publics and conducting responsible research and innovation.


Animal experimentation Sociology of science and technology Science communication Sociology of Communication Public communication of Sociology Citizen participation in science Renewable energy research Technology and society S and Technology studies in Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Delicado
    • 1
  • Fabienne Crettaz Von Roten
    • 2
  • Katarina Prpić
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute for Social ResearchZagrebCroatia

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