Election 2000 and the production of the unknowable. Hilgartner, S. Social Studies of Science, 31(3):439–441, 2001.
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This article examines the relevance of science and technology studies (S&TS) to the domain of electoral politics. As the 2000 U.S. Presidential election demonstrated, many of the findings of S&TS about calibration, witnessing, credibility, expertise, and technological systems, are important to electoral politics. The episode surrounding the Florida vote also offers an opportunity to engage in a more critical self-reflexive exercise. The Florida episode raises the question of whether the field devotes enough attention to the production of the unknowable.
@article{hilgartner_election_2001,
	title = {Election 2000 and the production of the unknowable},
	volume = {31},
	abstract = {This article examines the relevance of science and technology studies (S\&TS) to the domain of electoral politics. As the 2000 U.S. Presidential election demonstrated, many of the findings of S\&TS about calibration, witnessing, credibility, expertise, and technological systems, are important to electoral politics. The episode surrounding the Florida vote also offers an opportunity to engage in a more critical self-reflexive exercise. The Florida episode raises the question of whether the field devotes enough attention to the production of the unknowable.},
	language = {en},
	number = {3},
	journal = {Social Studies of Science},
	author = {Hilgartner, S.},
	year = {2001},
	pages = {439--441},
}
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