Based on expert interviews conducted in autumn 2004 we discuss in this publication processes which are currently shaping science and research – the emphasis on economic aspects of knowledge production and commercialization of research results; efforts to preserve the traditional perceptions of science as a sphere of its own controlled only by research communities; the functioning of journalists as mere translators of science to society but not as a critical voice translating or presenting or confronting science with various public interest. What we aim to do is to provide a critical assessment of these processes and to embed them in wider European and global trends.
Čada, Karel, Alice Červinková, Marcela Linková, Dana Řeháčková, Tereza Stöckelová. 2006. Věda jako věc veřejná: vědní politiky a média. Sociologické studie / Sociological Studies 06:11. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR. 70 s. ISBN 80-7330-099-0.