- 27 June 2018
- 30 June 2018
17th Annual Science and Democracy Network Conference
27 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM – Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
From June 27 to 30, MCTS will host the 17th Annual Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network (SDN) in Munich.
SDN is an international MCTS research network with a focus on questions of democracy, politics/policy, justice, the state, and its institutions with regard to science and technology. MCTS is delighted to be able to host this high-profile MCTS conference.
The conference is organized around the following major themes:
- Institutions: Role of governmental and non-governmental institutions in producing, using, disseminating or contesting authoritative knowledge; institutions with claims to epistemic authority include NGOs, corporations, international governmental organizations, scientific institutions, the state and its agencies.
- Citizenship and Participation: Forms and modes of citizen mobilization and expression around scientific or technological issues, including (new) social movements, new forms of participation, consumer activism, patient groups, indigenous peoples, and “liminal citizens” (endangered species, animals, embryos, and stem cells, for example).
- Communication and Representation: Intersection between political and expert or professional discourses; role of mass media in presenting science, with particular interest in visual representation; political implications of information and communication technologies, databases, identification technologies, etc.
Please register until Monday, June 25, if you want to attend the conference.