The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science <table summary="dee" width="98%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr align="left" valign="top"><td><table width="98%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="7"><tbody><tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p><img src="/hpjournals/public/site/images/frodriguez/IMG_20160713_2342471.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Fourth issue of DEMESCI already available!!</p><p><strong><br /></strong></p></td><td><p>The <em>Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science</em> (DEMESCI) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works on the relation between science and the rest of society. The articles provide insight into the growing dimensions of sciencein democracy. DEMESCI is oriented towards the academic world, stakeholders and all types of collectives interested in exploring the relations and tensions of science and technology with different publics and a variety of social institutions. In this respect, the journal intends to come up with a better critical understanding of the conceptualization and potential application of practices that create new spaces for deliberation in science. In the context of the co-production between science and society, DEMESCI then focuses on related areas of research such as citizen science, scientific controversies about health and the environment, public engagement with science, advocacy research, social impact of science, and evidence-based decision making, among others.</p><p>DEMESCI is a multidisciplinary journal that will publish articles based on disciplines such as <em>Sociology</em>, <em>History</em>, <em>Anthropology</em>, and <em>Political Science</em>, among others. DEMESCI also promotes the transdisciplinary character of science, encouraging the submission of articles that combine these and other approaches in a single academic work. We then expect scholars from successful fields of study such as<strong> <em>Science and Technology Studies</em></strong> to submit their articles as well.</p><p>Articles in any language are welcome. All research articles will be available on open access. 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Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the <a href="" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)</a> as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> en-US <a href="" rel="license" target="_new"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a> <br />This work is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License</a>(CC BY 3.0).<p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> (Coordination Hipatia Press) (Coordination Hipatia Press) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:48:10 +0200 OJS 60 List of Reviewers 2014 Francesc Rodriguez Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Full Issue July 2016 DEMESCI Editor Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 The Little Green Book [Review of the book Participatory Action Research] William Atkinson Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Public Controversy and Partisan Deliberation Public scientific controversies are often the enemy of deliberation, because debating and winning take precedence over an open-minded examination of options. Nevertheless, forms of deliberation do occur throughout controversies, including what can be called “partisan deliberation” in which campaigners on each side of an issue refine and coordinate their respective positions. As well, there are other opportunities for deliberation created by controversies, though the conditions are far from ideal. Brian Martin Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Science Communication in India: An Assessment The paper explores science communication through diverse cultures in pre and post independent India. India is known for her early scientific wisdom and scientific heritage. Several sages and scholars have worked on medicinal, mathematical, agricultural, and other sciences, in Indian subcontinent during ancient and medieval periods. They had composed volumes based on self-earned experiences, using various means of communication, like oral communication, Guru-Shishya-Parampara (teacher-pupil tradition) of learning and dissemination of information through interaction. The tradition of oral communication continued through generations, in addition to knowledge creation. Then the modern science communication emerged. Publication of scientific books started in 1800 AD at Shreerampur in English, Bengali and Hindi. The historical perspective of science communication has remained almost untouched by researchers, except an attempt on scientific terminologies by Sharma (1964) and agricultural journalism by Parasar (1980), besides a few more research articles. The author of this paper worked thoroughly on The Origin and Evolution of Science Communication in India with comparative account in other parts of the world and published a book Hindi Vigyan Patrakarita (Hindi Science Journalism) in 1990, the first book on science communication in India, translated in different Indian languages, paving the way for other academics. The paper emphasizes on pioneering developments in various aspects of early and modern science communication and discusses the relevance and need of science communication by pointing out policy measures taken by the state. Finally, the paper summarizes the role of various individuals India. Manoj Kumar Patairiya Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Quo Vadis – Citizen Participation in Germany <div><p>Even though the discourse about citizen participation in Germany is influenced by the international context, it contains some specific German peculiarities. For example, in Germany there is a strong interdependence between the protest culture, the public discourse about democracy, and scientific research activities. This dependence has had a very strong impact on the participative structures in Germany. This article considers how these three social spheres have developed since the 1950s. While some parts of the German society were in favor for more citizen participation, the development of this idea took almost 50 years to spread. Today there is almost a unison demand for it not only within the public but also across all relevant parties. In this context, the article addresses some current discourses about the realization of participative processes in Germany. Finally, promising approaches and currently open questions, which might be important in the future, are discussed. </p></div> Regina Schroeter Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Implementing the Concept of Public Engagement with Science and Technology: Visions and Reflections on Practice Public engagement with science and technology has been increasingly recognized as desirable for proper management of the social and environmental challenges facing humanity. However, achieving an effective public participation in science and technology has proven to be a quite complex objective and one that is difficult to fully reach. Several bodies have tried to implement public participation, resulting in different proposals on ways to “do engagement”. Identifying differences and similarities between those proposals and examining their assumptions and implications can contribute to rethink and to adjust future actions. This article presents a reflection on the purposes that public engagement with science and technology should serve, who to involve, how, when and which methods to use to assess the impacts of participation, as well as on the limits of participatory processes. Liliana Oliveira, Anabela Carvalho Copyright (c) 2016 The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200