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The Paradox of Scientific AuthorityThe Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies$
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Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, and Ruud Hendriks

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026581

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.153) Conclusion
Source:
The Paradox of Scientific Authority
Author(s):

Wiebe E. Bijker

Roland Bal

Hendriks Ruud

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.003.0008

This concluding chapter adds the third element of the theory of scientific advice: the place and role of scientific advice in the process of democratic governance. It links the case study of the Gezondheidsraad to the broader context of democratization of modern societies, and answers the questions of how scientific advisory bodies escape the horns of the paradox of scientific authority and function in the democratic governance of our highly developed scientific-technical societies.

Keywords:   Gezondheidsraadm scientific advice, democratization, scientific authority, democratic governance

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