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Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Caroline W. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about “bowling alone” seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America’s twenty-first-century civic ... More


Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public engagement ... More


Conclusion: Down Market Democracy and the Politics of Hope

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

How has the public engagement industry reshaped America’s civic culture? What can be done to challenge the new participation economy? The book’s conclusion puts public engagement processes’ effects ... More


Mediating Science: Scientific-Citizen Public and the Regional Press

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Significant historical processes that shaped public engagement with science in Kerala in the twentieth century are the focus of this chapter. The constitution of the political public primarily as a ... More


Conclusion: Science, Media, and the Question of Democracy

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter discusses the question of democratization of science in the context of the subpolitics of science inaugurated by the structural coupling of science with media and politics. A comparative ... More


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