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An approach to improved representation in science and technology decision-making

Bradley T. Shaw   Tidswell Techniques, Allison Park, USA

This paper briefly reviews democratic theories and practical experience in the United States to define design parameters for participatory processes within science and technology policy. An institutional model is offered to provide direct participation, technical planning, and meaningful access to local, state, and federal government agencies.

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