The Making of Expetise 040510 - 1 The Making of Expertise...

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The Making of Expertise STS 2011/SOC 2100 April 5, 2010 1
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Credibility and Scientific Expertise Who is an expert on scientific and technological issues? How is expertise constituted, maintained, contested, negotiated, and defended? What are the implications of expertise for public and policy responses on S&T issues? 2
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Science Advice and the Public Since 1960s, increased challenges to technical experts repeated conflicts over the public’s trust in and acceptance of scientific expertise 3 Former Congressman Steve Stockman at Global Climate Change Conference
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Science Advice and the Public Stephen Hilgartner, Science on Stage Science Advice as “performance” h Science advisors must actively assert, cultivate, and guard their authoritative role on technical matters h Scientific expertise is scripted, “staged,” and presented for particular audiences 4
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The Public and Scientific Authority Pre 1960s: Scientists know best about science issues in the public domain; public largely excluded from
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