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The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The preceding chapters have covered the theoretical and epistemological support for citizen participation in policy-making. In this final chapter, the implications of this for the conduct of policy ... More


Technical Knowledge in Public Deliberation: Toward a Constructivist Theory of Contributory Expertise

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/9780199282838.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter turns to the difficult question of who should have the authority and legitimacy to speak about the technical dimensions of policy issues. Toward this end, the analysis engages the ... More


Non-Evidential Reasons to Believe

Jonathan Adler and Michael Hicks

in The Aim of Belief

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672134
eISBN:
9780191759079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672134.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Evidentialism is the thesis that evidence or, more generally, epistemic reasons, exhausts the considerations relevant to whether one ought or ought not to believe. In this chapter Adler and Hicks ... More


An Invitation to a Thought Experiment: Quality, Diversity, and the Epistemics of University

Shiv Visvanathan

in The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199480654
eISBN:
9780199090945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480654.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter is an attempt to look at the question of quality within a wider vision of diversity and democracy. It is an effort to show how epistemological approaches to knowledge and democracy help ... More


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