By Linda Sangolt
Smooth politics is very science-dependent and knowledge-driven. what's the rightful function of professional wisdom in political existence? How can the reality claims of technology be reconciled with rules of democratic keep an eye on and lay participatory rights in decision-making?
This number of essays through political scientists, sociologists and economists from Germany, France and Norway offers various empirical and theoretical analyses of the complicated setting up and legitimising energy of data in political governance. The authors make clear key dimensions and dilemmas that experience formed the world-changing interrelations among politics, social associations and medical wisdom long ago century.
The contributions disguise issue-areas and policy-fields corresponding to inhabitants keep an eye on, healthiness economics, ICTs and better schooling reform, and the politics of productiveness and financial pre-eminence.
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Rather, 1 want to motivate a different perspective from which to approach the role of knowledge in the formation and change of international policy. This perspective turns the study of international policy on its head: Rather than studying it as a case of the rationality of inter-action between states, this perspective would seek to study international policy as reflecting, rather, a general problematic of government. This implies that international policy is subject to an analysis of the logic or rationality that characterises the processes by which certain phenomena are identified as governmental objects, how these phenomena are governed, and for what purpose.
Why should we assume that something similar could not again be the case if we follow that same route again? In Santos' own, fruitful terms, the problem here is that one should not move from the absolute reign of experience over 43 Between Enlightenment and Disaster expectation, or from total indifference both to experience and expectation, towards a similarly unconstrained reign of expectation over experience. That is a recipe for disillusionment, at best, and was historically a recipe for disaster.
Theorizing Modernity. London, Sage, 2001. , The Theory of Social and Economic Organization. New York, Free Press, 1957. , Speaking Truth to Power. The Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Brunswick: NJ, Transaction, 1987. 28 Epistemic Certainty Questioned On Science Wars and Scientific Revolutions' Peter WAGNER Introduction There are periods in human history during which the perennial discussion about knowledge resorts to politico-military metaphors. "2More recently, we hear of "science wars," and although the major battle-ground seems to be in North America, some hostilities have also been observed in other parts of the world.
Between Enlightenment and Disaster: Dimensions of the Political Use of Knowledge by Linda Sangolt
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