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Science and democracy in the third wave: Elective modernism not epistocracy

Evans, Robert John 2014. Science and democracy in the third wave: Elective modernism not epistocracy. In: Holst, Cathrine ed. Expertise and Democracy, Oslo, Norway: ARENA, Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, pp. 85-102.

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Abstract

If epistocracy is the ‘rule of the knowers’, then neither the Third Wave paper (Collins and Evans 2002) nor its subsequent elaborations (Collins and Evans 2007; Collins et al. 2010) are arguments for epistocracy. Instead, the Third Wave provides an argument for valuing and preserving the institutions of expert knowledge as distinctive and important parts of contemporary democratic society. Reducing one to the other, as Wave One and Wave Two threatened to do, must be avoided as we need to preserve both forms-of-life for the difficult decisions that lie ahead.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science (KES)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: ARENA, Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
ISBN: 9788293137955
Funders: Research Council of Norway
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Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 09:58
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/65762

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