Chères et chers collègues,

je vous prie de trouver ci-dessous un appel à contributions pour un
colloque qui se tiendra à Lyon du 28 au 30 mai prochain  dans le cadre du
projet ANR DEMOCRASCI "Fondements épistémologiques et principes d?une
démocratisation de la gouvernance de la science » 

Bien cordialement
Stéphanie Ruphy

Call for papers


Democratisation of science: epistemological issues and new perspectives

International workshop, Université de Lyon, France

May 28-30, 2018


Description. The two-and-half-day international workshop is the closing
event of the DEMOCRASCI project, which deals with the epistemological
foundations and principles for the democratisation of the governance of
science. Who should decide, and how, on the big priorities of scientific
research in our democratic societies? Should citizen be directly involved
in the decision processes, should they defer to their elected
representatives and their governments, or should they defer to scientific
experts? The project, at the interface between philosophy of science,
political sciences and sociology of science explores views on the nature
and role of science in our society underlying these various options. It
aims at mapping out principles of a more democratic governance of science
and at exploring its possible practical forms.      See for more details

            Possible topics include but are by no means limited to:
arguments underlying advocacy of the autonomy of science; soundness of the
demarcation between basic and applied research; scientific knowledge as a
common good and public-interest driven research; public participation in
science;  socially responsible science; practical forms of democratic
governance of science; role of scientific experts in the governance of
science, etc.

Invited speakers 

-               Sara Aguiton (CNRS/Centre Alexandre Koyré)

-               Cécile Blatrix (AgroParisTech)

-               Mark B. Brown (California State University)

-               Jaana Eigi (Tartu University)

-               David Guston (to be confirmed, Arizona State University)

-               Séverine Louvel (SciencePo Grenoble)

-               Roger Pielke (University of Colorado Boulder)

-               Hans Radder (VU University Amsterdam)

-               Julian Reiss (Durham University)

-               Torsten Wilholt (Leibniz Universität Hannover)


Organizers: Stéphanie Ruphy (Université de Lyon) et Baptiste Bedessem
(Université Grenoble Alpes)


Submissions: Please send an abstract (no more than 500 words) of the talk
with you name and affiliation and a list of keywords to
Deadline for submissions: 30 March 2018. Notification of acceptance will be
send within ten days. Participants who do not give a talk are also welcome
and are asked to register in advance. There is no registration fee.