Bibliography

Bibliography

Amateurs and Professionals

It is often said that the citizen sciences shift the boundaries between professionals, experts, amateurs and lay people. To understand, confirm or contradict this statement, we must know what it means to be a “professional”, “expert”, “amateur” orlayman” in science.  A first step could be a look into the history of the emergence, transformation and power of social roles in science. The following literature shows how heterogeneous the roles were conceptualized in the past. What can we learn from it for today’s discourse about the citizen sciences?


Science and Democracy

Does science only flourish in democratic societies? How can the relationship between science and democracy be characterized from a historical, sociological or epistemological perspective? And last but not least: What about democracy in science? All these questions are raised within the interdisciplinary discourse on Science and Democracy“. The following list of readings gives you a first insight into it.