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Creative Democracy: Systematic Conflict Resolution and Policymaking in a World of High Science and Technology Tom R. Burns

Creative Democracy: Systematic Conflict Resolution and Policymaking in a World of High Science and Technology

Tom R. Burns

Published October 19th 1988
ISBN : 9780275929572
Hardcover
194 pages
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Radical new technologies are developing in Western societies at ever-increasing rates but contemporary democracies often lack the appropriate organizational forms to confront these developments. Creative Democracy discusses the failure ofMoreRadical new technologies are developing in Western societies at ever-increasing rates but contemporary democracies often lack the appropriate organizational forms to confront these developments. Creative Democracy discusses the failure of politicians and democratic institutions to cope with modern challenges, and proposes a specific strategy to address these problems in contemporary society. The authors propose new strategies to increase public awareness of, and democratic control over, major technological developments explaining the advantage of democratic discourse and consensus formation over voting, and insisting that scientists must work with politicians to formulate and articulate their alternative futures for major technological developments. Overall, Creative Democracy provides a thorough, scholarly and practical analysis in support of democratic dialogue.