• Fall 2018 Update

    Check out the new events, publications, and website we've been working on over the summer.

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has had a very busy summer. Here are some of the exciting things we’ve been working on.

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  • What Priorities Should Citizens Consider as Driverless Vehicles Become a Reality?

    A new discussion guide brings communities together to discuss a consequential and potentially transformative emerging technology: autonomous vehicles.

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has partnered with the Kettering Foundation to produce the first-of-its-kind deliberation guide for autonomous vehicles.

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  • Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology

    The new issue challenges some core assumptions that underpin policymaking in competitiveness, climate, energy, and more.

    Relying uncritically on assumptions of questionable legitimacy is a poor way to make policy. This concern animates several of the essays in the Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.

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  • Designing Knowledge

    How can organizations create and use knowledge more effectively? Clark Miller and Tischa Muñoz-Erickson provide answers in their new Rightful Place of Science book.

    Knowledge is every organization’s most important asset. The newest book in the Rightful Place of Science series provides readers with the tools they need to design effective knowledge systems for informing critical business, policy, and community decisions.

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  • Spring 2018 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest issue features compelling policy proposals that can help society better manage momentous changes.

    Can policymaking keep pace with the social, technological, and environmental upheavals we are currently experiencing? That question is central to several of the Feature essays in the Spring 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.

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  • How the Public Can Inform Science and Technology Policy: The Case of Planetary Defense

    How can participatory technology assessment (pTA) be used to impact science and technology policy?

    ASU Now

    CSPO and partners brought a variety of members of the Washington science policy community, media and academic organizations to participate in a mini-version of a public deliberation on asteroid detection to demonstrate the value of the pTA process of engaging citizens in informed and facilitated dialogue with experts and decision-makers.

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Blog: As We Now Think

Competing Visions of Privacy on the Internet

The most globally significant bilateral trade and investment relationship is between the United States and the European Union. According to a Brookings Institution report, the data flows between these partners are the highest in the world—50 percent higher than data flows between the United States and Asia and almost double the flows between the United […]

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Misreading the Crowd

New research suggests that politicians systematically misperceive constituent perspectives on a range of issues. Lawmakers and their legislative priorities are remarkably unpopular with the public as a result. How can politicians and government organizations better understand and represent citizen perspectives? US government institutions often have difficulty connecting with the citizenry that they serve. Sometimes this […]

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Naming and Framing Citizen Concerns about Emerging Technology

How can researchers engage the public on complex, profoundly important science and technology issues? First, throw out the deficit model of science communication and listen to the concerns of everyday citizens. Kettering Foundation research has long found that there is real political power to be had in the way issues are named and framed. The […]

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