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Public Knowledge and Its Discontents

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899555
eISBN:
9780199980154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to understand the different ways in which public knowledge fails to fulfill the much-needed function of supplying information people can use to pursue their legitimate goals. Public ... More


Public Knowledge, 1911–1945

David Vincent

in The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203070
eISBN:
9780191675690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203070.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The pitiful and pitiable outcome of Asquith's infatuation with the rules of secrecy seemed not to have unduly affected the fate of his ailing Ministry. Asquith's conduct was an exaggerated form of a ... More


The Future of Global Governance

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534081
eISBN:
9780191714658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534081.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Today we have come to understand better not only why there is such discontent with globalization, but why globalization has not worked as well as it could for so many of the world's people. It is ... More


Wealth and Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Develops the concept of sustainable development and shows how it is related to the maintenance of social well‐being through time. It is shown that wealth, estimated in terms of accounting prices, ... More


Public knowledge and popular culture: spaces and tensions

John Corner

in Theorising Media: Power, Form and Subjectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082603
eISBN:
9781781703182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082603.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the linkages and tensions between public knowledge and popular culture, and between the media and cultural studies, describing the flows and forms of public knowledge and ... More


The Phenomenon

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines three different products of scribal publication—verse miscellanies, parliamentary compilations, and consort music for viols. It discusses that scribal publication is a perfect ... More


Publicity and the Rule of Law *

Bruno Celano

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679829
eISBN:
9780191760051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679829.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the requirement that laws should be public. When it is claimed that the Rule of Law requires that the laws should be public, what is to be understood by this claim? How is the ... More


Case study 2: Think tanks and London’s quadruple helix of public and health policy knowledge production

Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael D. Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern

in The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198777212
eISBN:
9780191823008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777212.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter analyses the role of think tanks in generating a distinctive mode of policy knowledge, pragmatically orientated to inform and shape issues of importance to civil society. Drawing on ... More


Obstacles to Sustainability

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

in Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter identifies a variety of human obstacles to achieving sustainability, and in doing so provides a deeper understanding of the challenges of sustainability, and the means by which these ... More


Technical progress as a Conscious Economic Activity — II

Dipankar Dasgupta

in Modern Growth Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069966
eISBN:
9780199080458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069966.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the association between knowledge-based specialization and economic growth. By considering the link between economic growth and knowledge accumulation, the chapter views ... More


Weather Wise

Gary Alan Fine

in Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter addresses broad theoretical concerns and points to connections between this ethnographic investigation and other studies of scientific and work processes. It discusses core concepts of ... More


Collaborative Archaeology, Social Justice, and Digital Heritage in Rosewood

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 6 González-Tennant discusses ongoing experimentation with new media technology to make historical research accessible to a wider public. The mixed-methods approach González-Tennant ... More


Reconstructing Atrocity

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the theoretical and methodological questions associated with the objective of this book to reconstruct social memory about atrocity. It examines whether different styles of ... More


Meaning and the Social Contract

Robin Clark

in Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter presents the main arguments in favor of the economic and ecological nature of meaning. Topics discussed include choice and meaning; internal predicates and external behavior; public ... More


Knowledge from Perceived Indicators and Background Knowledge

Alan Millar

in Knowing by Perceiving

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198755692
eISBN:
9780191816840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755692.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The focus is on knowing that something is so by perceiving something that indicates that it is so. It is argued that some of our knowledge of this sort is more akin to perceptual knowledge than might ... More


Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening in Europe

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Making informed decisions about breast and prostate cancer screening requires knowledge of its benefits. To assess Europeans’ knowledge about the effectivity of these screenings in reducing ... More


Growing Inequality and Public Awareness of Inequality in the States

William W. Franko and Christopher Witko

in The New Economic Populism: How States Respond to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190671013
eISBN:
9780190671044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671013.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Here the authors present the variation that exists in income inequality across the states, and variation in public awareness or concern about income inequality as measured by public opinion polls. ... More


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