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Knowledge Communities in Europe

Exchange, Integration and Its Limits

  • Bertold Schweitzer
  • Thomas Sukopp
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Bertold Schweitzer, Thomas Sukopp
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bertold Schweitzer
    Pages 49-66
  4. Julie Patarin-Jossec
    Pages 67-92
  5. Patricia Bauer
    Pages 93-114
  6. Stephen Rozée
    Pages 115-135
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-164

About this book

Introduction

​How do transnational communities of scientists emerge and evolve, and how does scientific cooperation interact with social and political integration in Europe? This collection assembles a wide array of analyses from philosophy and sociology of science and the social sciences tackling these questions from various perspectives. The contributions from philosophy investigate the foundations of social epistemology, and the features and development of significant transnational research communities in the natural sciences, while those from sociology and political science examine the various forms of interaction between transborder scientific and other expert activities and broader social and political integration. They are united by advancing our understanding of the complex network of transnational intellectual discourses, identities, interests, and integration in Europe.

Contents
Discoveries of oxygen and the «Chemical Revolution» in the context of European scientific networks. – From interaction to integration? Transnational scientific communities in biology. – Science and the manufacture of a political order: A sociological study of the European manned space programme. – European research programmes: Spaces of knowledge or economic tool? – Expert communities and security: Neofunctional integration in European policing practices. – An epistemic-consequentialist social epistemology as an epistemological perspective concerning the investigation of a common, European knowledge community  

Target Groups
Lecturers and students of natural and social sciences and philosophy
Practitioners in science promotion and science management

The Editors
Dr. Bertold Schweitzer is Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Dundee.
Dr. Thomas Sukopp is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy/Didactics of Philosophy at the University of Siegen.

Keywords

Knowledge Knowledge Exchange Problem Solving University Social Epistemology Knowledge Transfer Knowledge Communities Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertold Schweitzer
    • 1
  • Thomas Sukopp
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Philosophisches SeminarUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany

About the editors

Dr. Bertold Schweitzer is Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Dundee.
Dr. Thomas Sukopp is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy/Didactics of Philosophy at the University of Siegen.

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