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Between Technical Knowledge and Public Responsibility: Professional Expertise in Critical Perspective

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/9780199282838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens with an examination of the evolution of the professional orientation to public responsibilities, in particular civic engagement. The traditional commitments to serve the public are ... More


The policy analysis profession in Canada

Stephen Brooks (ed.)

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The professionalization of policy analysis is usefully viewed as a cultural phenomenon that encompasses not only the expert’s relationship to the state and to various groups in society, but also the ... More


Prosecuting Political Dissent: Courts and the Resilience of Authoritarianism in Syria

Reinoud Leenders

in Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783019
eISBN:
9780804784351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783019.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the use of technologies of power in Syria since the Ba'th coup in 1963 until the uprising that started in March 2011 with regards to its judicial system. The legal profession ... More


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