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Standardization and Expert Knowledge

Bengt Jacobsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Standardization is closely related to expertise and is usually justified on the grounds that there are some people who know best. This chapter discusses the character of such expertise and its ... More


Introduction

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This Introduction starts by discussing the purpose of looking at the role of policy expertise in a democratic society. It talks about the book's focus and the idea behind the book. The book, the ... More


Religious Activities

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

in Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305517
eISBN:
9780199784813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305515.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the contributions of religious activities at Catholic colleges and universities to the Catholic culture on campuses, specifically liturgical life, service programs, and the ... More


The Dimensions of Expertise

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter discusses the political and economic aspects of expertise and expert knowledge. It explores how knowledge is acquired, distributed, and valued in the financial services sector. It ... More


Citizen Wisdom

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Sophocles' play Antigone, the lesson learned by Creon was that “the people must be heard.” People share given abilities in a collective form and this is called citizen wisdom. The First Democracy ... More


Introduction

Mi-Kyoung Lee

in Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book starts from the question: did skepticism only arise in the Hellenistic era? It is argued that skepticism was in the air even earlier in the classical period — not in the form of a ... More


Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Mi-Kyoung Lee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Relativism, the position that things are for each as they seem to each, was first formulated in Western philosophy by Protagoras, the 5th century BC Greek orator and teacher. This book focuses on the ... More


Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Veena Das

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three ... More


The Battlefront

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book examines the case of New Sarpy, a small Louisiana town, and its dispute with a petroleum refinery over toxic chemicals that the latter released into the air, to demonstrate how experts ... More


From Deliberation to Dialogue

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's (CCNS) dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how community–industry dialogue served as a venue for experts not only to demonstrate ... More


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