Epistemic Governance: Social Change in the Modern World by Pertti Alasuutari
English | PDF,EPUB | 2019 | 195 Pages | ISBN : 3030191494 | 3.14 MB
This book argues that modern governance is performed by actors who seek social change epistemically, by drawing on widespread, public views of reality. Agents of change such as parliamentarians or social movement activists will assess and affect what they believe to be people’s conceptions of what is possible, rational, and desirable. This often means that these key authority figures will invest in credible knowledge production, as well as appeal to individual and group identifications, emotions, and values.