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Main Title: Innovating public participation methods: technoscientization and reflexive engagement
Author(s): Voß, Jan-Peter
Amelung, Nina
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: We reconstruct the innovation journey of ‘citizen panels’, as a family of participation methods, over four decades and across different sites of development and application. A process of aggregation leads from local practices of designing participatory procedures like the citizens jury, planning cell, or consensus conference in the 1970s and 1980s, to the disembedding and proliferation of procedural formats in the 1990s, and into the trans-local consolidation of participatory practices through laboratory-based expertise since about 2000. Our account highlights a central irony: anti-technocratic engagements with governance gave birth to efforts at establishing technoscientific control over questions of political procedure. But such efforts have been met with various forms of reflexive engagement that draw out implications and turn design questions back into matters of concern. An emerging informal assessment regime for technologies of participation as yet prevents closure on one dominant global design for democracy beyond the state.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 28-Jul-2017
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
600 Technik, Technologie
Subject(s): innovation in governance
citizens jury
consensus conference
planning cell
public participation
technology assessment
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01UU0906, Innovation in Governance
Journal Title: Social studies of science
Publisher: Sage Publications
Publisher Place: London [u.a.]
Volume: 46
Issue: 5
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0306312716641350
Page Start: 749
Page End: 772
EISSN: 1460-3659
ISSN: 0306-3127
Has Version: 10.14279/depositonce-6180
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