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Book controversies over issues ranging from global warming to biotechnology have politicized scientific expertise and research. Some respond with calls for restoring a golden age of value-free science. More promising efforts seek to democratize science. But what does that mean? Can it go beyond the typical focus on public participation? How does the politics of science challenge prevailing views of democracy? In Science in Democracy, Mark Brown draws on science and technology studies, democratic theory, and the history of political thought to show why an adequate response to politicized science depends on rethinking both science and democracy.

Honorable Mention, 2010 First Book Award, given by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association.

Reviews: Contemporary Political Theory, Social Studies of Science, Science and Public Policy, Public Understanding of Science, Science Studies, Isis, Minerva, Science as Culture, Environment and Planning A, Metascience, Political Studies, Choice, Environmental Health Perspectives, Chemical Heritage Magazine, Metapsychology, Politikon, Review of Policy Research, Plurilogue, The Bubble Chamber, Sozialwissenschaftliche Literatur Rundschau

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