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Conclusions

It is time to draw together the multiplicity of threads running through the preceding chapters and focus them upon substantive issues within the reflexive modernisation debate. In doing so I am concerned with both the theoretical and policy domains relevant to ‘Big’ science and society relations. Whilst the theoretical and policy dimensions are intimately related I will deal with some of the theoretical concerns first as they apply to the conceptualisation of modernity.