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The politics of new urban professions: the case of urban development engineers

Jonathan Metzger and Sherif Zakhour

in Planning and Knowledge: How New Forms of Technocracy Are Shaping Contemporary Cities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447345244
eISBN:
9781447345633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345244.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides evidence of a new urban profession of development engineers within public bureaucracies whose position is increasingly detached from the sphere of public policy in which they ... More


Avoiding the ‘Anti-intellectual Abyss’: How Secular Humanists in Sweden try to Define the Boundaries between Science, Religion, Pseudoscience and Postmodernism

Susanne Kind

in Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

At least as far back as the “science wars” of the 1990s, many secular humanists and rationalist intellectuals have regarded the “defense of science” as “a war on two fronts.” Scientific methods and ... More


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