Knowledge Politics: Governing the Consequences of Science and Technology

Knowledge Politics: Governing the Consequences of Science and Technology

by Nico Stehr, Nico Stehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594510865

ISBN-13: 9781594510861

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Knowledge politics," in the formulation of Stehr (cultural studies, Zeppelin U., Germany), refers to contestations about the social, political, and moral utility of new scientific and technical knowledge in modern societies. In introducing his concept of knowledge politics, he begins by delineating the central concepts of his analysis, discussing how knowledge…  See more details below

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"Knowledge politics," in the formulation of Stehr (cultural studies, Zeppelin U., Germany), refers to contestations about the social, political, and moral utility of new scientific and technical knowledge in modern societies. In introducing his concept of knowledge politics, he begins by delineating the central concepts of his analysis, discussing how knowledge acquires an active function in social action and how knowledge may assimilate to power; the difference between knowledge and information; and the attributes of knowledge that account for its power. He then moves to analysis of the governance of knowledge, the control and regulation of the social, cultural, and economic use of knowledge and to the role of market forces in changing the governance of knowledge. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Political Economy of the World-System Annuals Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge about Knowledge
2. The Governance of Knowledge
3. Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions
4. The Moralization of the Market
5. Globalization and Knowledge Politics

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