Knowledge Democracy

Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media

Editors: in 't Veld, Roel (Ed.)

  • The contributions by scholars and practitioners and the comprehensive analysis by the editor aim at setting an agenda for further debate, research and design, towards a vital knowledge democracy.

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Knowledge democracy is an emerging concept that addresses the relationships between knowledge production and dissemination, as well as the functions of the media and democratic institutions. Although democracy has been the most successful concept of governance for societies for the last two centuries, representative democracy, which became the hallmark of advanced nation-states, seems to be in decline. Media politics is an important factor in the downfall of the original meaning of representation, yet more direct forms of democracy have not yet found an institutional embedding. Further, the Internet has also drastically changed the rules of the game, and a better educated public has broad access to information, selects for itself which types to examine, and ignores media filters. Some citizens have even become "media" themselves. In a time where the political agendas are filled with combatting so-called evils, new designs for the relationships between science, politics and media are needed. This book outlines the challenges entailed in pursuing a vital knowledge democracy.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Towards Knowledge Democracy

    in ’t Veld, Roeland Jaap

    Pages 1-11

  • The harvest of the “Towards Knowledge Democracy” conference

    in ’t Veld, Roeland Jaap

    Pages 13-24

  • Heads in the clouds: knowledge democracy as a Utopian dream

    Turnhout, Esther

    Pages 25-36

  • Dreaming about a properly informed democracy

    Wolfson, Dirk J.

    Pages 37-48

  • One Man – One Vote – One Carbon Footprint: Knowledge for Sustainable Development

    Töpfer, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Democracy
Book Subtitle
Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media
Editors
  • Roel in 't Veld
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11381-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11381-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11380-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42459-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 397
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