Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise

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This book describes the role of technological experts and expertise in a democratic society. It places decision-making strategies - studied in organization theory and policy studies - into a political context. Fischer brings theory to bear on the practical technocratic concerns of these disciplines and hopes to facilitate the development of nontechnocratic discourse within these fields. The book adopts a critical perspective and addresses the restructuring of the policy ...
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Overview

This book describes the role of technological experts and expertise in a democratic society. It places decision-making strategies - studied in organization theory and policy studies - into a political context. Fischer brings theory to bear on the practical technocratic concerns of these disciplines and hopes to facilitate the development of nontechnocratic discourse within these fields. The book adopts a critical perspective and addresses the restructuring of the policy sciences.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803933798
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1989
  • Pages: 392

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Technocracy and Expertise
The Basic Political Questions
The Neglect of Normative Reason
Technical Rationality and The Politics of Methodology
PART TWO: THE TECHNOCRATIC PROJECT: ITS HISTORY AND AGENDA
Technocratic Theory
The Basic Themes in Historical Perspective
Technocratic Theory in America
From the Progressives to the Postindustrialists
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL USES OF EXPERTISE: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM ORGANIZATION AND POLICY
Managerial Expertise and Bureaucratic Control
The Politics of Behavioral Science
Technocracy and Policy Expertise
The Politics of the 'New Class'
PART FOUR: TECHNOCORPORATISM: THEORY AND METHODS
Apolitical Politics
The Theory of the Technocorporate State
Technocratic Methodology
Central Guidance as Systems Plannings
PART FIVE: POLICY SCIENCE AND THE POSTPOSITIVIST CHALLENGE: THE POLITICS OF DISCOURSE
Beyond Technical Discourse
A Theory of Comprehensive Rationality
Critical Discourse and Policy Expertise
A Methodological Case Study
PART SIX: RECONSTRUCTING ORGANIZATION THEORY: FROM TECHNICAL TO POLITICAL RATIONALITY
Organizations as Political Systems
The Managerial Bias in Critical Perspective
Technological Politics in the Postindustrial Workplace
The Problem of Expertise
PART SEVEN: EXPERTISE AND EMPOWERMENT: TOWARD AN ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE
Democracy and Expertise
The Case of Policy Science
Restructuring Practice
The Elements of Participatory Expertise
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