Knowledge: Critical Concepts, Volume 4

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Knowledge, Theory of - 424 pages
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The increasing investment in scientific knowledge, in its production, distribution and reproduction, is acquiring greater social significance. Everything that is regarded as knowledge in society has become a legitimate subject matter for academic investigations from various disciplines and for practitioners.
 

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Contents

POLITICS AND KNOWLEDGE
vi
Of the executive in a representative government
27
The policy orientation
40
Technology and science as ideology
56
Science and transscience
88
The spectrum from truth to power
103
from knowledge to action
145
Policy change over a decade or more
164
Governing economic life
220
The nature of political knowledge
251
Ideas politics and public policy
283
epistemic communities and international policy
303
Knowledge or unawareness? Two perspectives on reflexive
340
Science for the postnormal age
365
Credible knowledge hierarchies of expertise and the politics
386
Social control and knowledge in democratic societies
410

the organization
197

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