Challenging the 'view from nowhere': citizen reflections on specialist expertise in a deliberative process.
Health and Place
This paper presents analysis of citizen encounters with specialists in a deliberative process, called Deliberative Mapping, which explored options for addressing the shortage of organs for transplantation in the UK. There is a rich theoretical literature about the extent to which citizens are competent to question the knowledge claims of specialists in complex decision-making processes, suggesting the trustworthiness of scientific expertise will depend on the qualities of social interaction in face-to-face dialogue, but little empirical analysis of specific encounters. This paper presents evidence of how citizens located specialist expertise in making judgements about the legitimacy and credibility of specialist knowledge claims, in ways that reflect differences in epistemic procedures valued by the panels of men and women in this process.
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types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Copyright © 2004 Elsevier. NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work accepted for publication by Elsevier. Changes resulting from the publishing process, including peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health and Place, 2004, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 349 – 361 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2004.08.005
Health and Place, 2004, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 349 - 361
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