Anastasia S. Astakhova

RANEPA, Moscow

Articles. Research

The scientific community forced to interact with ‘lay people’, members of different communities, providing them knowledge. The audience is becoming participant of debates on science and its results, not only the object of educational activities. Mechanisms of such cooperation in Russia are not developed, but its importance is increasing. The article provides an overview of current approaches to interaction of scientific community and general public. The main strategies of such interaction are analyzed in details. Debates on the use of products obtained by technology of genetic modification are under special consideration on the materials of Russian media

Keywords: popularization of science, communication, community, public debate, the public.