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BDI Education, Outreach & Entrepreneurship Manager Emma O'Brien and Dr. Deiric O'Broin at the book launch

BDI EDUCATION RESEARCH FEATURES IN RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK

06.13



On May 21st, Emily O' Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner launched a new book entitled 'Politics, Participation and Power: Civil Society and Public Policy in Ireland' at City Hall, Dublin.

By reviewing the current state of public participation in Ireland across a range of policy areas including science, 'Politics, Participation and Power: Civil Society and Public Policy in Ireland' highlights how many public policy processes are perceived to lack legitimacy, why these perceptions exist and how this can be addressed. It offers an insightful account of the dynamics of participation and suggests why many citizens' experiences have been frustrating as well as transformative.

The book chapter entitled "Advancing Biomedical Research: Exploring Interactions between Scientists, Science Communicators and the Public"1 features two BDI education projects and highlights the active role the education programme takes in promoting scientific citizenship.

1 O'Brien, E. (2013). Advancing Biomedical Research: Exploring Interactions between Scientists, Science Communicators and the Public. In: Ò Broin, D. and Murphy, M. Politics, Participation and Power: Civil Society and Public Policy in Ireland. Dublin : Glasnevin Publishing. p83-97.