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Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change
Community Research Network 2003 Conference Newsletter
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Read about the (Community Research) Network and science shops in a recent article published in Nature magazine.

Richard Sclove's recent article, "Reclaiming Choice" can be found in the Fall 2001 edition of Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures.

Finley, Sarah L., "Tailoring technology to our needs", Daily Hampshire Gazette, (December 28, 2001)


"Interview with Loka Founder and Advisory Board member, Richard Sclove in CIO Magazine, October 1, 2000."

Sclove, Richard E.  "Counter the Cybernetic Wal-Mart Effect," The Christian Science Monitor, (March 28, 2000), p. 11.

Sclove, Richard E.  "STS on Other Planets," in Visions of STS, eds. Stephen H. Cutcliffe and Carl Mitcham (SUNY Press, Forthcoming 2000).


Axel-Lute, Miriam.  "Town & Gown: Making Research Serve Communities' Needs."  Shelterforce Online, (National Housing Institute, November/December 1999).

Crabtree, Brad, Jill Chopyak, and Clifford Cobb.  The Great Data Paradox: Threats to the Integrity of the Federal Data System in the Information Age (Washington, DC: Redefining Progress, May 1999),  100 pp. http://www.rprogress.org/pubs/publist.html (link broken)

"Community-Based Research: Research for Action" The Evaluation Exchange / Harvard Family Research Project. November 1999. (Adobe Acrobat is needed to download this article.) 

Article in Inquiry in Action, January 1999: "Building a Network That Supports Community-Based Research."

Loka Article in PRAGmatics: The Journal of Community-Based Research, Winter 1999, Vol 2, Num 1.: "Ode to the Pioneers of Collaborative Research."

Guston, David.  "Evaluating the First U.S. Consensus Conference: The Impact of the Citizens' Panel on Telecommunications and the Future of Democracy."  Science, Technology and Human Values, vol. 24, no. 4 (Autumn 1999): pp. 451-482. 

Ravetz, Jerome R.  Book review of Democracy and Technology by Richard Sclove, in Transactions, Vol.36 No.6 (Sept. 1999), pp.88-92.

Scammell, Madeleine.  "Ode to the Pioneers of Collaborative Research," PRAGmatics: The Journal of Community-Based Research, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1999).

Scammell, Madeleine, and Richard Sclove. "Science By Everyone: Building a World-Wide Community Research Network." Nature magazine web site, 28 January 1999. 

Sclove, Richard E. "For U.S. Science Policy, It's Time for a Reality Check," in AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook 1999, eds. Albert H. Teich et al. (Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999), pp. 61-66.

Sclove, Richard E., and Madeleine Scammell.  "Practicing the Principle," in Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle, eds. Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner (Washington, DC: Island Press,1999), pp. 252-265.

Sclove, Richard E., and Madeleine Scammell.  "Research By the People: Communities Pick Up Where Science Leaves Off," Utne Reader, no. 91 (January-February 1999), pp. 86-87.

Sclove, Richard E. "Town Meetings on Technology: Consensus Conferences as Democratic Participation." In Science,Technology and Democracy. Ed. Daniel Lee Kleinman (Albany: State University of New York Press, forthcoming 1999).

Design Criteria and Political Strategies for Democratizing Technology" in Democratizing Technology: Theory and Practice of a Deliberative Technology Policy, ed. Rene von Schomberg (Hengelo, The Netherlands: International Centre for Human and Public Affairs, 1999), pp. 17-38.


Loka Institute Editorial in Science magazine, Feb. 27, 1998: "Support the democratization of U.S. science and technology policy."

Sclove, Richard E. Loka Institute "For U.S. Science Policy, It's Time for a Reality Check," Editorial in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 23, 1998: pp. B1, B4-B5. Also printed in Inquiry in Action, January 1999.

"Research by the People" - Loka article in the UTNE Reader (Summer 1998)

Science News Cover Article (Nov. 7, 1998) based on Loka's July 1998 report on Community-Based Research in the United States.

Allen, John L., Jr. "Activists Warn of New Perils Emerging in the Digital Age," NationalCatholic Reporter (1 May 1998), p. 7.

Bereano, Phil and Richard Sclove. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Genetic Testing," Sunday Outlook Section, The Washington Post, 22 March 1998, p. C5.

Carey, Bill. "Empower Community Research, Institute Says." New Technology Week, 27 July 1998, p. 9.

Cordes, Colleen, "Community-Based Projects Help Scholars Build Public Support: With backing from some federal agencies, more scientists look to local groups to help plan research agendas", The Chronicle of Higher Education (18 September 1998) pp.A 37.

Guston, David. "Evaluating the Impact of the First U.S. Citizens' Panel on 'Telecommunications and the Future of Democracy'" Paper prepared for delivery at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Sept. 3-6, 1998 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School Working Paper No. 5, 9/3/98). 

Raloff, Janet.  "Democratizing Science," Science News, vol. 54, no. 19 (7 November 1998): pp. 298-300 (cover story).

Sclove, Richard E. "Better Approaches to Science Policy," Editorial, Science, vol. 279 (27 Feb. 1998), p. 1283.

Sclove, Richard E. "The Democratic Uses of Technology." Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal, vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 9-18.

Sclove, Richard E. "Mourning Technology Review." Technoscience vol. 11, No. 1 (Winter 1998), p. 10.

Sclove, Richard E., Madeleine Scammell, and Breena Holland, with the assistance of Faranaz Alimohamed, Jeff Hobson, Tim Johnston, Danny Murphy, Dug North, Marcie A. Sclove, Tina Swift, and Scott Waltz. Community-Based Research in the United States: An Introductory Reconnaissance, Including Twelve Organizational Case Studies and Comparison with the Dutch Science Shops and with the Mainstream American Research System. Amherst, MA: The Loka Institute, July 1998. (We are out of hardcopies of this publication. It can be downloaded for a
$6.00 fee sent to:
The Loka Institute, PO Box 355, Amherst, MA 01004)

Sclove, Richard and Madeleine Scammell. "Research By the People," YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, no. 6 (Summer 1998), p. 20, 34.

Showstack, Randy. "Community-Based Research Proposed as Model to Make Science More Accessible," EOS: Transactions, American Geophysical Union, vol. 79, no. 31 (Aug. 4, 1998), pp. 369-370 (front-page story).

Van Slambrouck, Paul. "No Ivory Tower: Rise of the Street-Level Think Tank," Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 1998, pp. 1, 14.


Brown, Mark B. "Book Review of Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove," Organization & Environment, September 1997, pp. 321-324.

Cohn, Steve. "Book Review: Democracy and Technology by Richard Sclove," Ecological Economics Bulletin , vol. 2, no. 4 (1997), p. 12. (The respective bulletin is no longer available on-line. The link is to the organization that published the bulletin.)

Hackman, Sandra. "First Line: And Now a Word From Your Neighbors." Technology Review, vol. 100, no. 6 (Aug./Sept. 1997), p.5. [Editor's introduction about the pilot Citizens Panel on "Telecommunications and the Future of Democracy" spearheaded by the Loka Institute.]

Murphy, Danny, Madeleine Scammell, and Richard Sclove, eds. Doing Community-Based Research: A Reader . The Loka Institute and Community Partnership Center: Amherst, MA and Knoxville, TN, August 1997.

Rosenkrants, Jacob. "Put Ekstra Skat På Cybershopping." interview with Richard Sclove in Politiken, Danish national newspaper, 4 Sept. 1997, Sect. 3, p. 6.

Rosenkrants, Jacob. "Teknologi er en mani"[Interview Richard Sclove], TeknologiDebat [published by the Danish Parliament's Board of Technology], Dec. 1997, pp. 28-30.

Schultz, Bart. "Book Review of Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove," Ethics, vol. 107, no. 2 (January 1997), pp. 364-366.

Sclove, Richard E. "Science, Inc. Versus Science-For-Everyone," STS Today, vol. 11, no. 2 (Fall 1997), pp. 1, 6-8. Also reprinted in Radical Statistics, no. 67 (Spring 1998), pp. 5-13.

Sclove, Richard E.  "Technology Consensus:  Interview with Richard Sclove," Mute Online, no. 9.

"Research By the People, For the People," Futures, vol. 29, no. 6 (August 1997), pp. 541-549.

"Design Criteria and Political Strategies for Democratizing Technology," in Technology and Democracy: Technology in the Public Sphere, eds. Andrew Feenberg, Torben Hviid Nielsen, and Langdon Winner (Oslo: TMV, Center for Technology and Culture, University of Oslo, 1997), pp. 25-45.

"Lost in de WILDErness: A Brief Foray Into the Sublime Mysteries of Technology, Democracy, Charles Lindbergh, Rein de Wilde, and Dr. Pangloss," in Technology and Democracy: Obstacles to Democratization --Productivism and Technocracy,ed. Sissel Myklebust (Oslo: TMV, Center for Technology and Culture, University of Oslo, 1997), pp. 51-62.

"Myten Om Den Apatiske Amerikaner." [The Myth of the Apathetic American.] TeknologiDebat [published by the Danish Parliament's Board of Technology], no. 4, Sept. 1997, back page feature (p. 32).

"Citizen Policy Wonks," YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, no. 3 (Fall 1997), pp. 52-54.

"Research by the People: Building a Worldwide Community Research Network (CRN)" in A World That Works: Building Blocks for a Just and Sustainable Society, ed. Trent Schroyer (New York: Bootstrap Press, 1997), pp. 278-290.

"Technological Politics as if Democracy Really Mattered," in Technology and the Future, ed. Albert Teich (7th ed., New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997), pp. 223-245.

Turning Away From Technology: A New Vision for the 21st Century, ed. Stephanie Mills (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997), contributor (with 42 others).

"Cybersociety: Democracy and Technology," Initiative, vol. 8, no. 1 (Summer 1997), pp. 1-3.

Snyder, Will, Madeleine Scammell, and Phil Shepard. Building a Community Research Network: Report of the 1996 Community Research Network Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts. Amherst, MA: The Loka Institute and UMass Extension, 1997


"Er Is Geen Positieve Relatie Tussen Technologie en Democratie," interview with Richard Sclove in Technisch Weekblad (Dutch newspaper concerned with science and technology), 22 May 1996, p. 2.

Hakken, David. "Democratizing Technology?," Science as Culture, vol. 6, Part 1 (1996), pp. 149-152. Book review of Democracy and Technology by Richard Sclove.

North, Doug, Madeleine Scammell, and Richard Sclove. "Democratic Research: Community Research, Community Action," Directions, vol. 12 (July 1996), pp. 19-22.

Roush, Wade. "U.S. Joins 'Science Shop' Movement." Science, vol. 273 (2 Aug 1996), pp. 572-573. [Report on the Loka Institute's national planning conference for the Community Research Network.]

Sarewitz, Daniel. "Caveat Emptor: Review of Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove," Issues in Science and Technology, vol. 12, no. 4 (Summer 1996), pp. 87-90.

Sclove, Marcie Abramson. "Andean Diversity," Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1996), pp. 8-9.

Sclove, Richard E. "Town Meetings on Technology," Technology Review, vol. 99, no. 5 (July 1996), pp. 24-31.

______. "Community Research in the U.S.: A Comparison with Dutch Science Shops," in Proceedings: National Day Dutch Science Shops 1996: "Knowledge Influences/Influenced," eds. Henk Mulder et al. (Groningen: Chemistry Shop, University of Groningen, 1996), pp. 9-12.

______. "STS On Other Planets," EASST Review (journal of the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology), vol. 15, no. 2 (June 1996), pp. 12-16. Reprinted in Technoscience, vol. 9, no. 3 (Fall 1996), pp. 12-15.

______. "A Quick Guide to the Politics of Cyberspace," NetFuture, in five installments: no. 6 (Feb. 6, 1996); no. 7 (Feb. 14, 1996); no. 8 (Feb. 26, 1996); no. 10 (March 19, 1996); no. 15 (April 11, 1996).

Sclove, Richard E., and Jeffrey Scheuer. "On the Road Again?: If Information Highways Are Anything Like Interstate Highways--Watch Out!," in Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices, ed. Rob Kling (2nd ed., San Diego: Academic Press, 1996), pp. 606-612.

Shostak, Arthur B. "Book Review of Democracy and Technology, by Richard E. Sclove," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 546 (July 1996), pp. 176-177.

Wald, Matthew. "Review of Democracy and Technology by Richard E. Sclove." New York Times Book Review, 25 Feb. 1996.


Sclove, Richard E. "Put Democracy Into R&D," Opinion Essay, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Oct. 1995, p. 19.

Democracy and Technology (New York and London: Guilford Press, 1995). Winner of the first annual Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association for "the Year's Best Book in Science, Technology, and Politics."

"Democratizing Technology," In Context, no. 41 (Summer 1995), pp. 58-59.

"Making Technology Democratic," in Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information, eds. James Brook and Iain Boal (San Francisco: City Lights, 1995), pp. 85-101. Reprinted in Up for Grabs: Communications Practice and Policy in the Public Interest (Washington, DC: Benton Foundation and National Telecommunications & Infrastructure Administration, 1996).

"Science and the People," Letter-to-the-Editor, Technology Review, vol. 98, no. 3 (April 1995), p. 6.

"Democratizing Science and Technology Under a Republican Congress?," Space Times, vol. 34, no. 2 (March-April 1995), pp. 9-11.

"Putting Science to Work in Communities," Opinion Essay, The Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 41, no. 29 (31 March 1995), pp. B1-B3. Reprinted in Truth and Power, vol. 1, no. 3 (Summer 1996), pp. 1, 4-5.

Thompson, Gordon P., and Richard E. Sclove. "Monitoring and Modeling Atmospheric Dispersion of Radioactivity Following a Reactor Accident," in Preparing for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents, eds. Dominic Golding, Jeanne X. Kasperson, and Roger E. Kasperson (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995), pp. 73-121.


Chapman, Gary, and Richard E. Sclove. "Comments on the White House Report Science in the National Interest," Invited Testimony submitted to the Subcommittee on Science of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. Congress (Austin, TX and Amherst, MA: 21st Century Project/Loka Institute, Sept. 1994), 33 pages.

Sclove, Richard E. "The Impact of Technology on Communities and Communities on Technology," in Proceedings of the New Technologies Workshop: Gaining Access to the Information Highway, ed. Eric C. Won (Cambridge, MA: MIT Community Fellows Program, 1994), pp. 40-43.

"Economic Development Must Consider Town's Character," Opinion Essay, The Amherst Bulletin, 11 Nov. 1994, p. 6.

"On Being Virtually Alive," in The Use and Abuse of Computer Networks: Ethical, Legal, and Technological Aspects: Preliminary Report (Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sept. 1994), pp. 283-86.

Technology, Society, and Democracy: New Problems and Opportunities, a consultant's report to the General Program of the MacArthur Foundation (Chicago: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, May 1994), 65 pages.

"Democratizing Technology," Opinion Essay, The Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 40, no. 19 (12 Jan. 1994), pp. B1-B2. Reprinted in Hans Klein and Coralee Whitcomb, eds., Developing an Equitable and Open Information Infrastructure: DIAC '94 Symposium Proceedings, The 5th Biannual Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing, Cambridge, Mass., 23-24 April 1994 (Palo Alto, CA: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 1994).

"It's Time to Democratize Science and Technology Policy," Technoscience, vol. 7, no. 1 (Winter 1994), pp. 16-18.

Sclove, Richard E., and Jeffrey Scheuer. "The Ghost in the Modem: For Architects of the Info-Highway, Some Lessons From the Concrete Interstate," Sunday Outlook Section, The Washington Post, 29 May 1994, p. C3. Reprinted in The Fifth Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy: C FP '95 Program (Stanford, CA: Stanford Law and Technology Policy Center, 1995), pp. 51-58.


Hooper, Judith. "To Fax or Not To Fax," interview with Richard Sclove in Omni Magazine, vol. 15, no. 10 (August 1993), p. 27.

Sclove, Richard E. "Design in the Real World," Letter-to-the-Editor, Technology Review, vol. 96, no. 7 (Oct. 1993), pp. 78-79.

"As If Democracy Really Mattered," Government Information Insider (published by OMB Watch), vol. 3, no. 2 (Sept./Oct. 1993), pp. 14-17.

"Building Responsibility," The Neighborhood Works, vol. 16, no. 4 (Aug./Sept. 1993), p. 29.

"Technological Politics as If Democracy Really Mattered: Choices Confronting Progressives," in Technology for the Common Good, eds. Michael Shuman and Julia Sweig (Washington, DC: Institute for Policy Studies, 1993), pp. 54-79.

"Soul-Searching: What About STS Activism?," Technoscience, vol. 6, no. 2 (Spring 1993), pp. 12-13.

"Book Review of Critical Theory of Technology by Andrew Feenberg," in Science, Technology & Human Values, vol. 18, no. 3 (Spring 1993), pp. 397-399.

Prior to 1993

Scheuer, Jeffrey, and Richard Sclove. "Ways to Reach Voters Changing: Electronic Town Hall...Has Its Flaws," Sunday Topic, The Houston Post, 23 Aug. 1992, pp. C1 and C6.

"The Nuts and Bolts of Democracy: Democratic Theory and Technological Design," in Democracy in a Technological Society (Philosophy and Technology, vol. 9), ed. Langdon Winner (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992), pp. 139-157.

"The Nuts and Bolts of Democracy: Toward A Democratic Politics of Technological Design," in Critical Perspectives on Non-Academic Science and Engineering (Research in Technology Studies, vol. 4), ed. Paul T. Durbin (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 1991), pp. 239-262.

"From Alchemy to Atomic War: Frederick Soddy's 'Technology Assessment' of Atomic Energy, 1900-1915," Science, Technology & Human Values, vol. 14, no. 2 (Spring 1989), pp. 163-194.

"The Loka Institute: Cultivating Democratic Politics of Technology," Meadowcreek Notes, no. 18 (Winter 1988), pp. 8-9.

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