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Knowledge and Politics - Riccardo Viale

Knowledge and Politics

By: Riccardo Viale (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th August 2001
ISBN: 9783790814224
Number Of Pages: 154

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"Does knowledge matter to politics?" is the main question the book tries to answer. The analysis is interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of topics: a social epistemology assessment of the efficacy of political institutions in promoting the generation and the diffusion of science and technology; the proposal of the alternative concept of satisfying rationality to found the theory of social knowledge; the roles of social knowledge in the constitution making and the transitional justice; the arguments in favor of decentralized knowledge in social problem solving and its empowerment through devolution, de-bureaucratization and deregulation; the means to ensure the independency of knowledge from power and at the same time its social utility; the knowledge justified to inform the voters in political campaigns; the critique to technocracy as the wrong solution to deal with the crisis of complexity in contemporary society.

Truth, Science, and Politics: An Analysis of Social Epistemologyp. 1
A "Satisfying" Theory of Social Knowledgep. 63
Knowledge and the Politics of Transitionp. 89
Bringing Power to Knowledge. Choosing Policies to Use Decentralized Knowledgep. 107
Knowledge, Power and Self as Distinct Spheresp. 119
Two Conceptions of Democracyp. 137
The Crisis of Complexityp. 147
Contributorsp. 153
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ISBN: 9783790814224
ISBN-10: 3790814229
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 30th August 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.25