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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


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 Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, and Sidney Winter (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities, studying how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and ... More


Factor Allocation and Productivity Growth: Some Views from Team Level

Louis Putterman

in Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078725
eISBN:
9780199854950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are two principal topics in this section: factor allocation and productivity growth in the perspective of teams, which are both central to the study of rural development. Supporting the ... More


Working the Indigenous Industrial

Andrew S. Mathews

in Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016520
eISBN:
9780262298537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016520.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the impact of meetings between indigenous communities and forestry technician encounters on the federal forestry institutions’ stability. It explores the mutually beneficial ... More


Practice and Technology: On the Conceptual Foundations of Practice-Centered Computing

Kjeld Schmidt

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

The emergence of practice-centered computing (e.g., Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, or CSCW) raises the crucial question: How can we conceptualize the practices into which the prospective ... More


Conclusion

Kennon M. Sheldon, Geoffrey Williams, and Thomas Joiner

in Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095449
eISBN:
9780300128666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095449.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This concluding chapter reviews the self-determination theory approach and principles, and how these promote health motivation works. It emphasizes that self-determination theory agrees with other ... More


The Technocratic State

Annelise Riles

in Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226719320
eISBN:
9780226719344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226719344.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores the public side of technical legal knowledge. What does technical legal knowledge look like? How is it different when it is practiced by agents of the state? The Technocratic ... 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


What Technical Work Have You Done Today?

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0059
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the importance of a daily routine in a singer hoping to acquire technical skills for a particular instrument required in any kind of appropriate literature. Many young singers ... More


Transnational design and local implications for planning: project flights and landings1

Davide Ponzini

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/9781447345244.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reflects on contemporary logics of technical knowledge production, replication, and transmission questioning the operating of international design firms in autocratic countries. It does ... More


2 Planning, knowledge and technocracy in historical perspective

Michael Hebbert

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/9781447345244.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the planning histories associated with writings on technocracies. It highlights some of the core distinctions that exist between different schools of thought over the form, ... More


The Pull of Prediction: Distorting Our Conceptions of Just Punishment

in Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316130
eISBN:
9780226315997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the relationship between technical knowledge and our conceptions of just punishment. The structural transformation of our conception of just punishment at the end of the ... More


“To Spread Throughout the Land, an Army of Practical Men”: Agriculture and Mechanics in the Midwest

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses the emergence of a social ethos of practicality in higher education by the end of the nineteenth century. Throughout the antebellum era, the expansion of scientific and ... More


Why Did Finance Capitalism and the Second Industrial Revolution Arise in the 1890s?

Larry Neal and Lance E. Davis

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter suggests that it is possible to make a study using distinct natural experiments on institutional arrangements of finance on the deflationary decade of the 1890s and the subsequent gold ... More


Conclusion: “Soft Is Hard”

Marina Welker

in Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282308
eISBN:
9780520957954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282308.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter examines the “soft is hard” formulation which occurs in Newmont's everyday discourse. Soft and hard invoke a welter of meanings, prominent among them an assumed opposition ... More


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