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Science and the Politics of Openness


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Introduction 1 Transparency - Benjamin Worthy 2 Open access: the beast that no-one could - or should - control? - Stephen Curry 3 Assuaging fears of monstrousness: UK and Swiss initiatives to open up animal laboratory research - Carmen M. McLeod 4 What counts as evidence in adjudicating asylum claims? Locating the monsters in the machine: an investigation of faith-based claims - Roda Madziva and Vivien Lowndes 5 Responsibility - Barbara Prainsack and Sabina Leonelli 6 Leviathan and the hybrid network: Future Earth, co-production and the experimental life of a global institution - Eleanor Hadley Kershaw 7 'Opening up' energy transitions research for development - Alison Mohr 8 The monstrous regiment versus Monsters Inc.: competing imaginaries of science and social order in responsible (research and) innovation - Stevienna de Saille and Paul Martin 9 Expertise - Mark B. Brown 10 Disentangling risk assessment: new roles for experts and publics - Sarah Hartley and Adam Kokotovich 11 Monstrous materialities: ash dieback and plant biosecurity in Britain - Judith Tsouvalis 12 An Inconvenient Truth: a social representation of scientific expertise - Warren Pearce and Brigitte Nerlich 13 Science matters and the public interest: the role of minority engagement - Sujatha Raman, Pru Hobson-West, Mimi E. Lam and Kate Millar 14 Faith - Chris Toumey 15 Re-examining 'creationist' monsters in the uncharted waters of social studies of science and religion - Fern Elsdon-Baker 16 Playing God: religious influences on the depictions of science in mainstream movies - David A. Kirby and Amy C. Chambers 17 Afterword: monstrous markets: neo-liberalism, populism and the demise of the public university - John Holmwood and Jan Balon 18 Epilogue: publics, hybrids, transparency, monsters and the changing landscape around science - Stephen Turner Index

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Brigitte Nerlich is at the University of Nottingham Sarah Hartley is at the University of Exeter Sujatha Raman is at the University of Nottingham Alexander Smith is at the University of Warwick


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