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Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy

Knowing Governance

The Epistemic Construction of Political Order

Editors: Voß, Jan-Peter, Freeman, Richard (Eds.)

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Knowing Governance sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and reproduce? How are new understandings of governance produced in practice, by scientists and policy makers and by the publics with whom they engage?

About the authors

Nina Amelung, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany Sonja van der Arend, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Nicolas Baya-Laffite, Université Paris-Est, France Jelle Behagel, Wageningen University, the Netherlands Christian Bueger, Cardiff University, UK Richard Freeman, University of Edinburgh, UK Brice Laurent, Mines ParisTech, France Rebecca-Lea Korinek, WZB Social Science Centre, Germany Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Technische Universität München, Germany Thomas Pfister, Zeppelin University, Germany Nicholas J Rowland, Pennsylvania State University, USA Arno Simons, Institute of Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), Germany Linda Soneryd, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Andy Stirling, Sussex University, UK Holger Strassheim, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany Jan-Peter Voß, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Reviews

"This is the manifesto of the knowledge turn in research about governance and public policy. By making knowledge central to the study of politics and policy choice, the authors explain how scientists, policy-makers and citizens engage in the production of meanings and representations about what governance is, how it is knowable and for what purposes. The book will have a formidable impact on the fields of science and technology studies, governance and the policy sciences." - Claudio M. Radaelli, University of Exeter, UK

"For more than a quarter century, American scholars exploring the links between knowledge, expertise, and politics found few voices to engage with across the Atlantic. Knowing Governance definitively ends that silence. Featuring some of the brightest young Europeans working at the nexus of science and technology studies and political science, the book establishes beyond question that modern states are states of knowledge. Ranging across issues from piracy to emissions trading, these essays lay the groundwork for a genuinely transnational conversation on the ways in which contemporary practices of governance construct their ways of knowing, and in turn are shaped by the knowledges they generate." - Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

"The STS-informed perspective of the process of knowing governance creating political order is breaking new ground. In this book, a new generation of scholars offers an interesting variety of unusual cases, and novel views on age-old problems." - Arie Rip, University of Twente, the Netherlands

"Historians and sociologists, from Max Weber to Michel Foucault, have long documented the connections between science and politics, and between the history of the state and the history of statistics. But researchers have paid remarkably little attention to the politics of the political sciences, nor concerned themselves with the relation between governance, and knowledge about governance. Knowing Governance does nothing less than open up a whole new field of inquiry, posing urgent new questions for the disciplines of politics." - Andrew Barry, University College London, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Knowing Governance

    Voß, Jan-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Modeling the State: An Actor-Network Approach

    Passoth, Jan-Hendrik (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

  • Co-producing European Integration: Research, Policy, and Welfare Activation

    Pfister, Thomas

    Pages 63-85

  • Experimenting with Global Governance: Learning Lessons in the Contact Group on Piracy

    Bueger, Christian

    Pages 87-104

  • Cultivating ‘Nudge’: Behavioural Governance in the UK

    Strassheim, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowing Governance
Book Subtitle
The Epistemic Construction of Political Order
Editors
  • Jan-Peter Voß
  • Richard Freeman
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51450-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137514509
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51449-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 300
Topics