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Citizen Voices : Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication

Citizen Voices : Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication, edited by Louise Phillips, Anabela Carvalho and Julie Doyle, has been published by Intellect.

How is ’participation’ ascribed meaning and practised in science and environment communication ? And how are citizen voices articulated, invoked, heard, marginalized or silenced in those processes ? Citizen Voices takes its starting point in the so-called dialogic or participatory turn in scientific and environmental governance in which practices claiming to be based on principles of participation, dialogue and citizen involvement have proliferated. The book goes beyond the buzzword of ’participation’ in order to give empirically rich, theoretically informed and critical accounts of how citizen participation is understood and enacted in mass mediation and public engagement practices. A diverse series of studies across Europe and the US are presented, providing readers with empirical insights into the articulation of citizen voices in different national, cultural and institutional contexts. Building bridges across media and communication studies, science and technology studies, environmental studies and urban planning studies, Citizen Voices also offers a range of different theories and research methodologies which foreground the role of communication processes in scientific and environmental governance.

More information from the Intellect book webpage.

Citizen Voices is part of the ECREA Book Series.