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Monitoring Science in the Public Sphere: The Case of Italy

WithMASSIMIANO BUCCHI, FEDERICO NERESINI

The debate on the science and society relationship in Italy has been quite intense during the past two decades. However, this debate has for a long time pre-eminently nourished itself with stereotypes: stereotypes of science and scientists among the public, stereotypes of the public among scientists and policy makers, and widespread stereotypes of the media.