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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 December 2007
... interactions between experts and laypersons in two consensus conferences in Taiwan to find illuminating illustrations. Quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to understand the cases. We found that in each of the two consensus conferences, on average the level of laypersons' science literacy in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 483–501.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Social interaction Consensus conference Upstream engagement Japan How does the public articulate its vision, expectations, and concerns regarding a technology whose applications and ramifications are only just beginning to be worked out? Nanotechnology is an emerging technology on the brink of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 335–348.
Published: 01 June 2010
... consensus on biotechnology issues. Various attempts have been made such as public hearings, consensus conferences, etc. but with unsatisfactory results. A wide opinion gap among social groups persists. For good governance, we also need alternative channels and modes of communication for the reconciliation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 359–374.
Published: 01 September 2011
... treatment” of human mental abilities. Moreover, there was a lack of consensus regarding the application of mind and behavior research to social policy. The results suggest that a wide range of life-science researchers should be involved in discussions of these controversial but socially important issues...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Deliberative democracy Risk governance Agricultural biotechnology/agbiotech Consensus/citizens conference Lay expertise Public participation in techno-scientific...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 15–18.
Published: 01 December 2007
... formalized participatory methods, like consensus conference, citizen jury and deliberative polls, have often been the focus of STS scrutiny, attracting much discussion and debate. Among them, the consensus conference, innovated by the Danish Board of Technology in the 1980s, has been most enthusiastically...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “consensusing,” that is, the idea that the consensus-oriented dialogue and cultural ties go hand in hand, has been central to the Copenhagen school of science cafés. The crucial metaphor used in the so-called manifesto of the Danish science cafés is “bridge-building between techno-science and society” ( Balling...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 475–482.
Published: 01 December 2010
... looks critically at a small-scale consensus conference in Sapporo, Japan, that engaged citizens in deliberation about food nanotechnologies. The goal of involving members of the public in upstream discussion of a new science before decisions are made about its application and regulation is consistent...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 December 2007
... nuclear power decisions in Japan; and A detailed `internalist' analysis of two consensus conferences in Taiwan, on surrogate motherhood and prenatal testing; Despite these very different substantive foci, contexts and analytical perspectives, there is a striking East–West convergence of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
... “public sphere,” criticizes the consensus conferences in science and technology held in Japan. The author regards the PUS movement as significant, in that it corrects Habarmas' observation that in the modern societies the “system” which instrumental rationality and formalized knowledge occupy has been...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 53–75.
Published: 01 December 2007
... nuclear policy, and many experts were of the opinion that the conference was an unsuitable setting for substantial discussion. 4 Pickett commented that the conference could not even achieve consensus on the goal of the conference itself, meaning that the participants were unable to enter intensive...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 209–228.
Published: 01 June 2014
... through deliberation and informed decision making by the lay public. The Consensus Conference was one of the major experiments and models that represented their ideal of participatory democracy. In 2000, the CDST proposed the Bioethics and Biosafety Bill (appendix 1: table 4) in the form of a petition...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 159–174.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., has promoted participatory democracy in S&T. In 1999, its aim was propounded in Paradox of Progress: Toward Democracy of Science and Technology , cowritten by key members of the CDST. It is no wonder that the CDST has organized a series of consensus conferences, first with the Korean National...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 129–136.
Published: 01 March 2010
... seemingly similar procedures could be “little more than a coopting device” as mentioned with reference to participatory experiments such as consensus conferences on biotechnology ( Nelkin and Marden 2004 ). That is to say, it is an open-ended question whether the procedure of participatory decision...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 175–193.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Hwan-suk traveled to Europe with a journalist from Hankyoreh , South Korea's main left-wing newspaper. They wrote a series of articles on the democratization of S&T in Denmark, the Netherlands, and France, describing consensus conferences and science shops. The CDST thus imported the idea of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 143–149.
Published: 01 March 2019
... democracy: 6 Kobayashi and other Japanese STSers have expended great efforts and conducted a number of consensus conferences and focus groups. The self-claimed pacificator, the arbitrator bridging the gap between science, technology, and society—this was the dominant style of STSers in Japan at that time...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 145–151.
Published: 01 March 2010
... design the science café movement so that it opened up new possibilities for science and society. Such a thorough commitment to the science communication movement seems to be one of the characteristics of Japanese contemporary STS. In fact, STS researchers introduced a consensus conference in Japan...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... were their most popular topics. Consensus conferences, science cafés, open forums between scientists and the public, and dialogues between scientists/experts and citizens had all become reality under the initiative of STS-ers. Quite ironically for STS’ contemporary history in Japan, then, it was just...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 589–601.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), Kim Byoungyoon (金丙允), Kim Byoungsoo (金炳秀), and Lee Jongmin (李鍾珉). The center carried out a good many ambitious programs, such as science shops, consensus conferences, engineering ethics, technology assessment, appropriate technology, and STS education. Frequent statements, press releases, and requests...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 505–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... how to deal with science and technology in our social settings, and not only seek to advance techno-science but also to control and regulate it through social/epistemological insights and democratic consensus. It was an exciting experience to discuss with other Asian colleagues how Asian STS should...