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The Governance of Science

The Governance of Science

by Steve Fuller, Fuller

ISBN-10: 0335202349

ISBN-13: 9780335202348

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Product Details

McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
Issues in Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's forewordix
Part 1The political and material conditions of scientific inquiry5
1Science as the open society and its ideological deformations7
Introduction: the artifice of science as the open society7
Republicanism as the political philosophy of an open science11
The elusive material basis of republicanism15
The slippery slope from republicanism to liberalism19
Research ethics as the liberal ideology of scientific governance22
The cardinal republican strategy: shoring up the commons by taxing social inheritance25
2The role of scale in the scope of scientific governance28
The ideal of the experimenting society28
Hegel's revenge on the ideal31
What would it mean for science to have outgrown knowledge as its aim?34
The ungovernability of Big Democracy and Big Science: of Rousseau and Feyerabend38
Inadequate philosophical solutions to the problems of Big Science42
An inadequate educational solution: science literacy45
Part 2The university as a site for the governance of science47
3The historical interdependence of the university and knowledge production49
The elusive social value of the university: can't live with it, can't live without it49
In what sense might the university's grip on knowledge production be slipping?51
Academia through the ages: from cloistered philosophers to besieged administrators54
The Reformation and the Enlightenment as the original anti-university movements58
4Multiculturalism's challenge to academic integrity - or a tale of two churches62
The modern salvaging of the university: the pre-history of multiculturalism62
Multiculturalism's shattering of the university's Enlightenment legacy65
What women's ways of knowing have to do with women - and other embarrassing issues for multiculturalists69
5The university as capitalism's final frontier - or the fading hope for Enlightenment in a complex world75
The university's search for a republican identity: Enlightenment lost75
Complexity as post-Enlightenment academic ideology78
Science without vocation in the 'knowledge society'81
'I am cited, therefore I am': the politics of recognition in the modern academy85
Science's 'economy of scale' as the ideology of self-sacrifice89
Evolutionism as the mask of decline in a complex world92
Part 3The secularization of science and a new deal for science policy97
6Sociology as both sanctifier and secularizer of science99
Science: from subject to object of secularization99
Remapping science's sacred space in contemporary America102
Secularizing the legitimatory function of the history of science108
Secularizaton as university policy: towards a new asceticism?112
7The road not taken: revisiting the original New Deal117
The original rise and fall of New Deal science policy117
Time for a renewed New Deal? The deskilling and casualization of academic labour122
Economic competitiveness as the continuation of Cold War science policy by other means127
8Elements for a new constitution of science131
Introduction: the two models of constitutionalism131
Representing science: from trickle-down effects to workplace politics132
Three strategies for democratizing science135
A sample proposal for constituting science as a democratic polity146
Conclusion: is there an unlimited right to be wrong?151

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