Considering the concept of procedural justice for public policy-and decision-making in science and technology

Joss, S. and Borwnlea, A. (1999) Considering the concept of procedural justice for public policy-and decision-making in science and technology. Science and Public Policy, 26(5), pp. 321-330. (doi:10.3152/147154399781782347)

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Abstract

The concept of procedural justice could act as a rich and useful source of theoretical inspiration and practical experience in science and technology public policy- and decision-making. Its understanding of the functional relationship between policy and decision processes, their social environments and their outcomes, its interest in the fairness aspect of procedures and its wide range of applications could add a refreshing new perspective on traditional ways of thinking in a field which has long been dominated by ‘technocratic’ discourse. It must take into account that scientific and technological issues are varied and complex, and its application would require the careful, contextual consideration of the scientific-technological issues at stake.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Joss, Professor Simon
Authors: Joss, S., and Borwnlea, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Science and Public Policy
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0302-3427
ISSN (Online):1471-5430

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