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This volume explores the ways in which citizen voices on science and environmental issues are articulated, heard, marginalized, and silenced in mass media, policymaking, and other public venues. In a range of case studies from countries across Europe and North America, contributors offer empirical insights about the articulation of citizen voices, as well as citizens' scope for action in different national, cultural, and institutional contexts. Drawing on science and technology, environmental studies, and media and communication studies, they also present methods for foregrounding the role of communication in scientific and environmental governance.
Louise Phillips is Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark. Anabela Carvalho is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, Portugal, Julie Doyle is Principal Lecturer in Media Studies in the School of Art, Design and Media at the University of Brighton, UK.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. ix|
|Notes on Contributors||p. xi|
|Public Participation and Media||p. 19|
|When Citizens Matter in the Mass Mediation of Science: The Role of Imagined Audiences in Multidirectional Communication Processes||p. 21|
|Contested Ethanol Dreams - Public Participation in Environmental News||p. 47|
|Citizen Action and Post-Socialist Journalism: The Responses of Journalists to a Citizen Campaign against Government Policy towards Smoking||p. 73|
|Discourse Communities as Catalysts for Science and Technology Communication||p. 97|
|Online Talk: How Exposure to Disagreement in Online Comments Affects Beliefs in the Promise of Controversial Science||p. 119|
|Public Participation and Formal Public Engagement Initiatives||p. 137|
|Communicating about Climate Change in a Citizen Consultation: Dynamics of Exclusion and inclusion||p. 139|
|Public Engagement as a Field of Tension between Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies: Critical Discourse Moments in an 'Energy Town'||p. 163|
|The Stem Cell NetWork: Communicating Social Science through a Spatial Installation||p. 187|
|Issue-centred Exploration with a Citizen Panel: Knowledge Communication and ICTs in Participatory City Governance||p. 209|
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