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Knowledge for decision-making processes. Expert knowledge, the public, and political decisions. Ethics committees and public participation as instruments pf political consultation in Germany and Austria - [German]


Duration:

May 2004 - Sep 2007

Funding body:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Contact:

Wolfgang Menz

Institut für Sozialforschung

Senckenberganlage 26

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Phone: 00496975618347 Fax: 004969749907

E-Mail: w.menz@soz.uni-frankfurt.de
URL: http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/forschung/Eth...dex.htm

Head:

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schumm

Member:

Dr. Alexander Bogner

Wolfgang Menz

Short Description:

The focus of the research project – situated in the field of sociology of the sciences and science policy studies – is an empirical study of the procedures of bargaining, arguing and decision-making and the political functions of experts’ and lay persons’ ethics committees
(national ethics councils, study commissions, citizen’s conferences).

Keywords

ethics committees

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