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Overview

Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, this volume explores expertise as a relational concept. In order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, and legal experts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306479038
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Scientists as Expert Advisors: Science Cultures Versus National Cultures? 3
2 Experts' Discourses as Judicial Drama or Bureaucratic Coordination: Family Debate in the United States and Germany 27
3 The Integration of Social Science Expertise Into the Political Process: Did It Actually Happen? 47
4 Socialist Legal Experts: A New Profession? 65
5 Folklore Protection in Australia: Who Is Expert in Aboriginal Tradition? 85
6 The Humane Expert: The Crisis of Modern Medicine During the Weimar Republic 105
7 Expertise Not Wanted: The Case of the Criminal Law 123
8 Air Pollution Control: Who Are the Experts? 159
9 The Philosopher as Coach 181
10 Who Decides the Worth of an Arm and a Leg? Assessing the Monetary Value of Nonmonetary Damage 201
11 The Expert in a Historical Context: The Case of Venetian Politics 215
12 Mapping Urban Nature: Bio-Ecological Expertise and Urban Planning 231
13 How to Improve the Diagnostic Inferences of Medical Experts 249
14 Statistical Scientific Evidence and Expertise in the Courtroom 269
15 The Authority of Representations 281
Name Index 303
Subject Index 311
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