Experts The Knowledge and Power of Expertise

Experts The Knowledge and Power of Expertise

By: Reiner Grundmann (author), Nico Stehr (author)eBook
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In this book, Stehr and Grundmann outline the theoretical significance and practical importance of the growing stratum of experts, counsellors and advisors in contemporary society. They argue that these experts perform knowledge based activities that mediate between the context of knowledge creation and application. Existing approaches tend to restrict the role of the expert to scientists, or to conflate the roles of professionals with experts. In avoiding such restrictions, this book sets out a framework to understanding the growing role of expertise in a better way.

 

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  • publication date: 25/02/2011
  • ID: 9781136816765
  • series: Key Ideas
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • publisher imprint: Routledge

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