The social sciences and democracy / edited by Jeroen Van Bouwel
- Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 268 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Bouwel, Jeroen van
- Where the Epistemic and the Political Meet: An Introduction to the Social Sciences and Democracy / Jeroen Van Bouwel -- Pt. I. Democratizing the Social Sciences: Balancing Expertise and Dialogue -- 1. Social Sciences and the Democratic Ideal: From Technocracy to Dialogue / Patrick Baert, Helena Mateus Jeronimo and Alan Shipman -- 2. Stakeholders or Experts? On the Ambiguous Implications of Public Participation in Science / Stephanie Solomon -- 3. Scientific Knowledge: A Stakeholder Theory / Kristina Rolin -- Pt. II. The Social Sciences Improving Democratic Theory and Practice -- 4. Improving Democratic Practice: Practical Social Science and Normative Ideals / James Bohman -- 5. Fact and Value in Democratic Theory / Harold Kincaid -- Pt. III. Democratic Theory Elucidating Social Scientific Theory and Practice -- 6. The Problem With(out) Consensus: The Scientific Consensus, Deliberative Democracy and Agonistic Pluralism / Jeroen Van Bouwel -- 7. Joint Commitment, Coercion and Freedom in Science: Conceptual Analysis and Case Studies / Alban Bouvier -- Pt. IV. The Democratic Governance of Social Science -- 8. Public Sociology and Democratic Theory / Stephen P. Turner -- 9. Varieties of Democracy in Science Policy / Erik Weber -- 10. Some Economists Rush to Rescue Science from Politics, Only to Discover in Their Haste, They Went to the Wrong Address / Philip Mirowski -- Pt. V. (Future) Obstacles to the Social Sciences and Democracy -- 11. Fuller and Mirowski on the Commercialization of Scientific Knowledge / Francis Remedios -- 12. Humanity: The Always Already - Or Never to Be - Object of the Social Sciences? / Steve Fuller.
- "In this book, the contributors present an overview of recent developments in philosophy of science by providing a collection of articles that together constitute a systematic and comprehensive investigation of how to understand the relation between the social sciences and democracy"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780230224391 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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