Knowledge Society vs. Knowledge Economy: Knowledge, Power, and Politics

Paperback | August 15, 2011

EditorS. Sörlin, H. Vessuri

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A new collection in the IAU Issues in Higher Education Series that deals with the major tensions between education and science. Drawing on experiences from a range of countries and regions world-wide, the book demonstrates the need to find new avenues for the management of knowledge production to ensure that it can meet increasingly global goals and demands.

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A new collection in the IAU Issues in Higher Education Series that deals with the major tensions between education and science. Drawing on experiences from a range of countries and regions world-wide, the book demonstrates the need to find new avenues for the management of knowledge production to ensure that it can meet increasingly gl...

Sverker Sörlin is Professor in the Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Hebe Vessuri is Head of the Department of Science Studies, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230115705

ISBN - 13:9780230115705

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Table of Contents

The Democratic Deficit of Knowledge Economies; S.Sörlin & H.Vessuri
Knowledge, Power and Politics: The Role of the Intellectual In An Age of Transition; I.Wallerstein
Modes of Knowledge and Patterns of Power; M.Kogan
Knowledge, Theory, and Tension Between Local and Universal Knowledge; R.F.Retamar
Universities and Society: Whose Terms of Engagement?; M.Singh
Knowledge Functions and the Role of the University; A.Arimoto
Knowledge, Culture, and Politics: The Status of Women in the Arab World; F.Charaffeddine
The Hybridization of Knowledge: Science and Local Knowledge in Support of Sustainable Development; H.Vessuri
Knowledge, Globalization, and Hegemony: The Production of Knowledge in the 21st Century; P.T.Zeleza

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"Almost all countries aspire to become 'knowledge economies' or 'knowledge societies.' The terms are frequently used interchangeably by politicians. This book explains why the terms are quite different, and why this difference has profound implications for the future role of universities in all countries throughout the world. The issues raised are of fundamental importance and the chapters in this book contribute in a masterly way to the much needed debate on the role of knowledge in society"--Geoffrey Oldham CBE, Former Director, the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and Chair of Trustees, the Science and Development Network