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Main Title: A failed platform: the Citizen Consensus Conference travels to Chile
Author(s): Ureta, Sebastián
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: This article starts by reviewing the setbacks that the recent Science and Technology Studies literature has identified in the functioning of technologies of democracy, the different arrangements that look to enact deliberation on technoscientific issues. Putting a focus on the Citizen Consensus Conference, it then proposes that several of these setbacks are related to the kind of "work" that these technologies are expected to do, identifying two kinds of it: performing a laboratory-based experiment and constituting a platform for the dissemination of facts. It then applies this framework to study a Citizen Consensus Conference carried out in Chile in 2003. After a detailed genealogy of the planning, implementation and afterlife of this exercise, the article concludes that several of the limitations experienced are derived from a "successful outcome" conceived as solely running a neat lab-based experiment, arguing for the need to incorporate its functioning as a platform with all the associated transformations and messiness.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 23-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
600 Technik, Technologie
Subject(s): Chile
consensus conferences
technologies of democracy
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01UU0906, Innovation in Governance
Journal Title: Public understanding of science
Publisher: Sage Publications
Publisher Place: London [u.a.]
Volume: 25
Issue: 4
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0963662514561940
Page Start: 499
Page End: 511
EISSN: 1361-6609
ISSN: 0963-6625
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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