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‘Scientific suggestion to politics’, the ‘nature of expertise’, and the ‘relation among specialists, coverage makers, and the general public’ are diversifications of a subject matter that at present draws the eye of social scientists, philosophers of technology in addition to practitioners within the public sphere and the media. This renewed curiosity in a power subject is initiated through the decision for a democratization of craftsmanship that has develop into the order of the day within the legitimation of study investment. the hot value of ‘participation’ and ‘accountability’ has stimulated students to take a brand new examine the technology – politics interface and to probe questions similar to "What is new within the association of medical services and political decision-making?", "How can trustworthy wisdom be made worthy for politics and society at huge, and the way can epistemically and ethically sound judgements be completed with out wasting democratic legitimacy?", "How can the target of democratization of craftsmanship be accomplished with no compromising the standard and reliability of knowledge?" clinical wisdom and the ‘experts’ that characterize it now not command the unquestioned authority and public belief that used to be bestowed upon them, and but, coverage makers are extra depending on them than ever earlier than. This number of essays explores the family among technological know-how and politics with the tools of the social reviews of technology, thereby supplying new insights into their re-alignment lower than a brand new r?gime of governance.

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What roles did different kinds of ‘scientific knowledge’ and divergent forms of expertise according to the respective disciplinary backgrounds play? And last but not least: can we consider ethical recommendations to be a form of scientific policy advice at all? 28 ALEXANDER BOGNER AND WOLFGANG MENZ In the following we will present the preliminary results of our empirical study on the production of expertise by the Austrian Bioethics Commission. Our analysis is based on semi-structured face-to-face interviews with 18 of its 19 members.

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