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The politics and policy of the Third Wave: new technologies and society
We outline the political implications of the program known as the ‘Third Wave of Science Studies’. Here we develop the politics of the Third Wave showing how it bears on technological decision-making
Experts and the Will of the People
The rise of populism in the West has led to attacks on the legitimacy of scientific expertise in political decision making. This book explores the differences between populism and pluralist democracy
Transmuted Expertise: How Technical Non-Experts Can Assess Experts and Expertise
To become an expert in a technical domain means acquiring the tacit knowledge pertaining to the relevant domain of expertise, at least, according to the programme known as “Studies of Expertise and
Rethinking Moral Expertise
An account of expertise that draws on the role of tacit knowledge in order to provide a basis upon which the debate on whether moral philosophers can be said to be ‘moral experts’ is offered, which permits the argument to be made that moral philosophers could be considered specialist members of an expert community of moral decision-makers.
Object and shadow: responses to the CPS critiques of Collins, Weinel and Evans', ‘Politics and policy of the Third Wave’
The very stuff of academic life is debate and we sincerely thank our critics for taking the time to consider our work. In the way of things we are going to be robust in our responses but we have
The Imitation Game and the Nature of Mixed Methods
We describe the Imitation Game, a new research method that collects both qualitative and quantitative data, and which can be used as a mixed methods procedure in many disciplines. Drawing on two
STS as science or politics?
It is argued that treating the contribution of STS to these matters as essentially political rather than scientific surrenders any special role experts have as experts on the organization and values of science and leaves STS as just one political actor among others.
Expertise revisited, Part II: Contributory expertise.
In Part I of this two part paper, the 'essence' of the notion of interactional expertise was tried to elicit by looking at its origins.
Counterfeit scientific controversies in science policy contexts
Experts disagree for many reasons and it is generally accepted that there is no `rational’ way to make them agree. As Michaels (2008) has demonstrated with regard to the activities of the tobacco