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The Local Configuration Of New Research Fields

Author: Martina Merz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319226835
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This new Yearbook addresses the question of how policy, place, and organization are made to matter for a new research field to emerge. Bringing together leading historians, sociologists, and organizational researchers on science and technology, the volume answers this question by offering in-depth case studies and comparative perspectives on multiple research fields in their nascent stage, including molecular biology and materials science, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. The Yearbook brings to bear the lessons of constructivist ethnography and the “practice turn” in Science and Technology Studies (STS) more broadly on the qualitative, comparative, and critical inquiry of new research fields. In doing so, it offers unprecedented insights into the complex interplay of national research policies, regional clusters, particular research institutions, and novel research practices in and for any emerging field of (techno-)science. It systematically investigates national and regional differences, including the variable mobilization of such differences, and probes them for organizational topicality and policy relevance.

Organisational Transformation And Scientific Change

Author: Richard Whitley
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783506830
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The first part of this book deals with the transformation of universities as strategic organisational actors - in some cases creating them as such - while the second shows how governance and authority shifts are affecting the kinds of research goals being pursued by academics in different public science systems.

Disciplines Acad Miques En Transformation

Author: Adriana Gorga
Publisher: Archives contemporaines
ISBN: 2813001651
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Que sont devenues les disciplines académiques à l’heure de la globalisation scientifique, de l’hyper-spécialisation des savoirs et de l’interdisciplinarité ? Comment des champs disciplinaires émergent-ils ou se reconfigurent-ils, à partir de quels acteurs, orientations, ressources, discours et référentiels et comment d’autres tendent-ils à s’affaiblir, voire peut-être à disparaître… ou à résister et à se développer ? Dans cet ouvrage, les disciplines sont abordées à la fois comme instances de savoir et comme des institutions de contrôle social et politique. Elles constituent des lieux de pouvoir et de reproduction du pouvoir qui se manifestent autant à travers l’innovation scientifique et pédagogique que les résistances institutionnelles. Comme lieux traditionnels de reproduction des savoirs, les universités sont en partie structurées par les disciplines à travers notamment leur organisation, la gestion des carrières académiques, la production des plans d’études, la délivrance des diplômes ou les logiques et supports des publications. A partir de divers points de vue disciplinaires (sociologie, sciences de l’éducation, science politique et histoire), cet ouvrage cherche à entrer dans la « black box » des disciplines académiques à partir de quatre lieux d’observation principaux (gouvernance universitaire, recherche scientifique, pratiques curriculaires et pédagogiques et travail académique) choisis dans de nombreux pays (Belgique, Chine, Danemark, Espagne, Etats-Unis, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie, Norvège, Portugal, Suisse). Avec des contributions de : Jean-Émile CHARLIER, Sarah CROCHÉ, Frédéric DARBELLAY, Farinaz FASSA, Anne-Vaïa FOURADOULAS, Priska GISLER, Gaële GOASTELLEC, Adriana GORGA, Sabine KRADOLFER, Monika KURATH, Denis LEMAÎTRE, Jean-Philippe LERESCHE, Séverine LOUVEL, Marte MANGSET, Martina MERZ, Enrico NATALE, Marianne NOËL, Catherine PARADEISE, Christophe PÉBARTHE, Cristina SIN, Miguel SOUTO LOPEZ, Jean-Claude THOENIG, Dominique VINCK

Le Gouvernement Des Disciplines Acad Miques

Author: Martin Benninghoff
Publisher: Archives contemporaines
ISBN: 2813002305
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Comment les disciplines sont-elles gouvernées? Comment se transforme le gouvernement des disciplines? Comment les modalités d’allocation des ressources matérielles et symboliques évoluent-elles entre les disciplines? Le gouvernement des disciplines agit-il sur la convergence ou la différenciation disciplinaire? Le gouvernement des disciplines est-il travaillé par une pluralité de logiques (académique, scientifique, managériale, économique), ou n’est-il plus guidé que par des logiques qui découlent d’injonctions néolibérales et managériales? Quels instruments d’action publique permettent de défendre les disciplines et quels sont ceux qui, au contraire, en fragilisent les frontières? Basé sur des enquêtes empiriques, cet ouvrage appréhende le gouvernement des disciplines à partir du travail sur les frontières épistémiques, du jeu d’échelles local/global et des instruments d’action publique. La diversité des contextes analysés (France, Royaume-Uni, Suisse, Belgique, Roumanie et Rwanda), les différentes disciplines étudiées (sciences pour l’ingénieur, chimie verte, science politique, géologie, sciences du vivant, médecine, génomique, micro-électronique) permettent de souligner que le gouvernement des disciplines est un processus complexe dont la configuration n’est pas imposée par la simple nécessité de s’adapter au contexte. Au contraire, il implique des médiations plurielles entre injonctions interdisciplinaires et «forces de rappel» disciplinaires, des découplages entre activités d’enseignement et de recherche, des dynamiques en lien avec les demandes sociales et les instruments du «gouvernement à distance».

Perspectives On Social Media

Author: Piet Kommers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113501101X
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Perspectives on Social Media presents the most current research on the effectiveness of social media across sectors. Progress in finding better applications for social media relies on the difficult task of integrating media technologies into fields such as engineering, marketing, health, learning, art, tourism, and the service industry. This book is based on cutting-edge creative work among top international researchers and renowned designers and provides readers with a preview of the most visionary outcomes in the field of social media. Some of the major topics that the book discusses are: New social media design Sense of community in web applications App design and development for mobile devices. Perspectives on Social Media uniquely builds on recent disputes among the top scholars around the world, thus including the dynamics of knowledge-sharing and cross-fertilization that one would expect to happen on the web but that are rarely found in a book.

Practicing Art Science

Author: Philippe Sormani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351708074
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Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned, epistemologically and institutionally, from probing the multiple practices of "art/science" at work? In answer to the questions raised, Practicing Art/Science contrasts topical positions and insightful case studies, ranging from the detailed investigation of "art at the nanoscale" to the material analysis of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and its cracked smile. In so doing, this volume brings to bear the "practice turn" in science and technology studies on the empirical investigation of multifaceted experimentation across contemporary art, science, and technology in situ. Against the background of current discourse on "artistic research," the introduction not only explains the particular relevance of the "practice turn" in STS to tackle the interdisciplinary task at hand, but offers also a timely survey of varying strands of artistic experimentation. In bringing together ground-breaking studies from internationally renowned scholars and upcoming researchers in sociology, art theory and artistic practice, as well as history and philosophy of science, Practicing Art/Science will be essential reading for practitioners and professionals in said fields, as well as postgraduate students and representatives of higher education and research policy more broadly.

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309165488
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Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research examines current interdisciplinary research efforts and recommends ways to stimulate and support such research. Advances in science and engineering increasingly require the collaboration of scholars from various fields. This shift is driven by the need to address complex problems that cut across traditional disciplines, and the capacity of new technologies to both transform existing disciplines and generate new ones. At the same time, however, interdisciplinary research can be impeded by policies on hiring, promotion, tenure, proposal review, and resource allocation that favor traditional disciplines. This report identifies steps that researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects. Throughout the report key concepts are illustrated with case studies and results of the committee’s surveys of individual researchers and university provosts.

Yearbook Of International Organizations 2010 2011

Author: Union of International Associations
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ISBN: 9783110230314
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Yearbook of International Organizations is the most comprehensive reference resource and provides current details of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Collected and documented by the Union of International Associations (UIA), detailed information on international organizations worldwide can be found here. Besides historical and organizational information, details on activities, events or publications, contact details, biographies of the leading individuals as well as the presentation of networks of organizations are included.

Flood Risk Management Research And Practice

Author: Paul Samuels
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203883020
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Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks, which requires a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice includes about 200 contributions from the international conference FLOODrisk 2008 (Oxford, UK, 30 September – 2 October 2008). FLOODrisk 2008 was an initiative of the FLOODsite research project on Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies. FLOODsite was a major “Integrated Project” in the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme; contract number GOCE-CT-2004-505420. The conference provided a forum for leading researchers, flood risk managers, policy makers and practitioners from government, commercial and research organisations to gain an overview of advances in this important subject. Flood risk management practice crosses several professions and disciplines and these are represented in the breadth of the scope of the conference and these proceedings. The conference covered all aspects of flood risk: the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measuresm, while the principal themes included: climate change, estimation of extremes, flash floods, flood forecasting and warning, inundation modelling, systems analysis, uncertainty, international programmes, flood defence infrastructure and assets, environmental impacts, human and social impacts, vulnerability and resilience, risk sharing, equity and social justice, and, civil contingency planning and emergency management. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice will be of interest to an international readership, ranging from authorities, consultants and engineers involved in flood management; researchers, post graduate lecturers and students, to policy makers, particularly at national level.

The Social Process Of Scientific Investigation

Author: W.R. Knorr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400991096
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practice, some of which is translated into the standard forms of public discourse, in publication, and then retranslated by readers and adapted again to local practice at self-selected other sites. Less may be left implicit, and additional personal and contextual information is carried, by the "informal" methods of communication which mediate local projects and international publication. But both methods of communication are screens as well as conduits of information. History and Background of the Volume When the planning of this volume began in the spring of 1977, it seemed a natural part of the mandate for the Yearbook. There had also been a number of more specific calls for deeper studies of research in social and historical context (3). These calls can be seen as giving permission and legitimacy to ask questions otherwise seen as irrelevant, or even disrespectful, and as attempts to develop new perspectives from which to ask and to answer them. The implied and expressed irreverence toward traditions and institutions of great respect may have prolonged this process of initial apologetics. In any case, in May 1977 the theme of 'The Social Process of Scientific Investigation' was proposed to the Editorial Board for Volume IV as "the heart of the subject. " That is, the ethnographic and detailed historical study of actual scientific activity and thinking at or close to the work site.