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Mark B. Brown

Mark B. Brown is professor in the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento. He studied at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Göttingen, and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University. He is the author of Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation (MIT Press, 2009), and various publications on the politics of expertise, citizen participation, bioethics, climate change, and related topics. He teaches courses on modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, and the politics of science, technology, and the environment.


Curriculum Vitae


Blog: Whose University?


"Public University Funding and the Privatization of Politics," Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 7:1 (2013): 21-28.

"Time for a Government Advisory Committee on Geoengineering Research," Issues in Science and Technology (Summer 2013): 79-85.

"Science and Democracy," In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Rick Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

"Too Much to Read," Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2012.

"Is Climate Change Good for Democracy?" Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, University of Texas at Dallas, September 21, 2011.

Radio interview, "Climate Change, Science and Democracy," call-in talk show Think, KERA, Dallas, Texas, September 21, 2011.

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