"Knowledge Policy" illustrates how the production of knowledge has become central to economic life, and that competitiveness in the 21st century market place is characterized by the ability to translate scientific and technological knowledge into innovation. Does this therefore render cultural and social knowledge unimportant? The contributors attempt to answer this and other important questions using a broader epistemological base for the term 'knowledge'. Policy implications are then developed from this perspective. By examining long-term challenges, this unique book explains what we actually mean by the term 'knowledge' and raises fundamental critiques of existing conceptions of knowledge.It argues that fresh policy thinking is needed not only in more obviously knowledge-intensive sectors, but also across all areas of knowledge production. By way of illustration, the effects of the different dynamics of the knowledge era on defence, health, employment, environment, indigenous and international relations, multiculturalism and urban policy are explored. The book then addresses the enduring question of whether it is possible to produce too much knowledge at the expense of wisdom.
Providing a thorough treatment on the meaning, production and application of knowledge, this book will provide a fascinating read for academics, researchers, students, practitioners and policymakers with an interest in public policy and knowledge-based economies.
Contents:1. IntroductionGreg Hearn and David Rooney2. Knowledge ServicesIan Miles3. Education and the Knowledge EconomyMichael A. Peters4. Women and Cognitive Authority in the Knowledge EconomyJuli Eflin5. Cultural and Creative IndustriesTerry Flew6. From Creative Industries to Creative EconomyStuart Cunningham7. Information Society PolicyLee Komito8. The Role of Media in the Knowledge EconomyDavid Rooney, Bernard McKenna and Rhonda Breit9. Science and Technology Policy FuturesNeal Ryan and Michael Charles10. Justifying Science: The Need for Macroeconomic Knowledge PolicySteve Fuller11. The New Biology: Implications for Knowledge PolicySigrid A. Lehnert12. Copyright 2010: The Need for Better Negotiability/Usability PrinciplesBrian Fitzgerald13. Industry Policy as Innovation PolicyKate Morrison and Jason Potts14. Employment and Innovation in the Information EconomyJohn Quiggin15. Environment, Water and Energy in the 21st Century: The Role of Deliberative Governance for the Knowledge SocietyRichard Hindmarsh16. Citizenship, Migration and Multiculturalism After 9/11: Towards New Policies for NaturalizationDora Kostakopoulou17. A New Paradigm for Ethical and Sustainable Indigenous Knowledge PolicyHitendra Pillay18. International Relations and GeopoliticsRosita Dellios19. Knowledge Policy and the Future of War, Defence and PeaceEmma N. Kennedy da Silva and Rod B. Lyon20. Conclusion: Towards Integrated Knowledge PolicyGreg Hearn and David Rooney
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