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The New Production of Politics: Between the No Longer and the Not Yet
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Indications that the global environmental and inequality crises are intimately linked to our western ways of living, challenge the self-understanding of participants in the modern research-complex. As researchers we not only observe, unveil, analyse and solve problems "out there". Our knowledge-producing activities are (re)productive forces whose effects are not contained by the walls of any "ivory tower". As researchers we do not have a standpoint outside of a research-dependent culture. We are implicated in it. How do we convert this implication into resources for transformative movements in science and society?

The main objective motivating the texts presented has been to explore conditions for developing responsible technoscientific cultures - in and beyond - the academy. The linearity as well as the division of labour suggested by the "technology push" and "society pull" policy models are heavily criticized for ignoring the complexity and dynamics that emerge partly as a consequence of the success and pervasiveness of science and technology in late modernity. Science and society have both become transgressive invading each other's domains, and science policy questions are enhanced into political questions. A third, more interactive policy model is emerging figured in transdiscursive terms like 'strategic science', 'innovation system', 'post-normal science', 'technoscience', 'mode 2' and 'agora'.

The more specific objective has been to situate research processes as "triple loop" learning processes and to figure both 'research quality' and 'politics' in innovative ways that help responsible technoscientific cultures emerge. Resources from European traditions of "action learning" and "action research" as well as the recent U.S. trend of "technoscience as culture" are employed as frameworks for the analysis. Conditions for responsible innovation are explored through trying transformations or "participant provocations" at the University of Oslo (1986-1994) and at the Research Council of Norway (1998-2017). These experiments are documented in published articles and function as "original communications" to the thesis.

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Karlshamn: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2019.
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Blekinge Institute of Technology Doctoral Dissertation Series, ISSN 1653-2090 ; 13
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Other Engineering and Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-18746ISBN: 978-91-7295-385-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-18746DiVA, id: diva2:1367218
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2019-12-19, Rio Grande, Campus Karlshamn, Karlshamn, 10:00
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Available from: 2019-11-01 Created: 2019-11-01 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved

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