Democratizing Science in an Era of Expert and Private Knowledge
Drawing of the literature of the sociology of science and science policy. the paper reviews the developments in science and technology in both the public (university/government) and private (commercial) sectors. Within this context of expanding expert knowledge and rapid commercialization of science, the role, strategies, processes, and practices of more citizen participation in the generation, dissemination and application of science and technology is examined.
Keywords: Democratizing science, Commercialization of science, Citizen science, University/industry collaboration
Professor of Sociology, Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis
Prof. Leland Glenna
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University