Book 2010

Knowledge Democracy

Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media


ISBN: 978-3-642-11380-2 (Print) 978-3-642-11381-9 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-11

    Towards Knowledge Democracy

  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-24

    The harvest of the “Towards Knowledge Democracy” conference

  4. Chapter

    Pages 25-36

    Heads in the clouds: knowledge democracy as a Utopian dream

  5. Chapter

    Pages 37-48

    Dreaming about a properly informed democracy

  6. Chapter

    Pages 49-61

    One Man – One Vote – One Carbon Footprint: Knowledge for Sustainable Development

  7. Chapter

    Pages 63-72

    Unlocking the full potential of the crowd – a government perspective

  8. Chapter

    Pages 73-85

    Researching publics

  9. Chapter

    Pages 87-98

    Relevant Research in a Knowledge Democracy: Citizens’ Participation in Defining Research Agendas for Europe

  10. Chapter

    Pages 99-111

    Why more knowledge could thwart democracy: configurations and fixations in the Dutch mega-stables debate

  11. Chapter

    Pages 113-124

    Media, Democracy and Governance

  12. Chapter

    Pages 125-152

    How can transdisciplinary research contribute to knowledge democracy?

  13. Chapter

    Pages 153-167

    Knowledge synchronisation: interactive knowledge production between experts, bureaucrats and stakeholders

  14. Chapter

    Pages 169-186

    From “knowledge use” towards “boundary work”: sketch of an emerging new agenda for inquiry into science-policy interaction

  15. Chapter

    Pages 187-199

    The public knowledge challenge: where the management of cities and businesses converge towards creativity, innovation and prosperity

  16. Chapter

    Pages 201-225

    The governance of usable and welcome knowledge, two perspectives

  17. Chapter

    Pages 227-240

    Horizon scanning: monitoring plausible and desirable futures

  18. Chapter

    Pages 241-253

    Four steps to stimulate meaningful communication on sensitive issues in societal debate: the case of a research agenda for biotechnology and food in the Netherlands

  19. Chapter

    Pages 255-281

    Sustainable development and the governance of long-term decisions

  20. Chapter

    Pages 283-297

    Knowledge governance: complementing hierarchies, networks and markets?

  21. Chapter

    Pages 299-313

    The positioning of commissions in a knowledge democracy

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