By Anthony Dworkin

Opposed to the backdrop of the new army coup in Egypt and the continued civil warfare in Syria, the preliminary euphoria of the Arab Spring has lengthy in view that pale. however the political transitions in Tunisia, Libya and Yemen, even though fragile, proceed to supply wish for sturdy results. Anthony Dworkin explains why Tunisia’s transition has stored from derailing—so a ways. William Lawrence argues that our failure to acknowledge Libya’s specificities has stored us from knowing its post-revolutionary trajectory. And Stefan Wolff examines what’s at stake in Yemen’s ongoing nationwide discussion convention.

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Communicating citizenship and social positioning part i Communicating citizenship as research subject 21 22 Alfons Bora and Heiko Hausendorf Communicating citizenship and social positioning Communicating citizenship and social positioning Theoretical concepts Alfons Bora and Heiko Hausendorf Communicating citizenship in administrative decision-making procedures – the basic idea This book offers methodological and empirical studies on citizen participation in the regulation of modern biotechnological applications in Europe, namely in the licensing procedure for the field release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Recent discussions have stressed the fact that behind this – legitimate – expertocratic use of knowledge a general problem could Communicating citizenship and social positioning emerge that is a problem of citizenship wherever citizens are affected by expertocratic modes of problem solving. This aspect can not sufficiently be treated under the topic of “public understanding of science and technology” (PUS), for the involvement of lay knowledge goes far beyond the process of policy making itself.

From this point of view, he has given the theory of the procedure a prominent position in his overall theory, a position that indeed comes close to the one that procedures have in the normative theories mentioned before. Finally, yet importantly, rational choice approaches and game theory reflect the importance of procedure; they predict that the effect of a game, amongst other factors, depends on which procedure is chosen for the game. Therefore, speaking about procedures, we strongly rely upon the fact that procedure is a relevant feature in most sociological theories.

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