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Transforming the intellectual

Baert, Patrick and Shipman, Alan (2011). Transforming the intellectual. In: Rubio, Fernando Dominguez and Baert, Patrick eds. The Politics of Knowledge. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 179–204.

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Abstract

[About the book]

Social scientists often refer to contemporary advanced societies as ‘knowledge societies’, which indicates the extent to which ‘science’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘knowledge production’ have become fundamental phenomena in Western societies and central concerns for the social sciences. This book aims to investigate the political dimension of this production and validation of knowledge.

In studying the relationship between knowledge and politics, this book provides a novel perspective on current debates about ‘knowledge societies’, and offers an interdisciplinary agenda for future research. It addresses four fundamental aspects of the relation between knowledge and politics:

• the ways in which the nature of the knowledge we produce affects the nature of political activity

• how the production of knowledge calls into question fundamental political categories

• how the production of knowledge is governed and managed

• how the new technologies of knowledge produce new forms of political action.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Patrick Baert
ISBN: 0-415-49710-8, 978-0-415-49710-7
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Economics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 32351
Depositing User: Alan Shipman
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32351
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