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  1. Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen, James Karlsen, Roger Normann & Jens Kristian Fosse (2009). The Contradictory Nature of Knowledge: A Challenge for Understanding Innovation in a Local Context and Workplace Development and for Doing Action Research. [REVIEW] AI and Society 23 (1):85-98.
    The argument in this article is that knowledge is an important phenomenon to understand in order to discuss development and innovation in modern workplaces. Predominant theories on knowledge in organisation and innovation literature, we argue, are based on a dualist concept of knowledge. The arguments found in these theories argue for one type of knowledge in contrast to another. The most prevailing dualism is that between local and universal knowledge. We believe that arguing along this line does not bring us (...)
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  2. Jens Kristian Fosse (2005). The Potential of Dialogue in a Municipal Development Project: Action Research and Planning Practice. [REVIEW] AI and Society 19 (4):464-484.
    This article applies reflexive and dialogue oriented approaches to municipal planning. Experience from the dialogical development process in Vennesla is discussed, highlighting the potential of collaborative work in a development coalition. Dialogue and democracy in the coalition are discussed, emphasising the social construction of meaning and knowledge.
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  3. Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen, Hans Kjetil Lysgaard, Gro Kvaale, Jens Kristian Fosse, Roger Normann & James Karlsen (2005). The Agder Story. AI and Society 19 (4):430-441.
    This article introduces the work of the research team in Agder, providing a context for the seven following articles. The writers have been personally engaged in the processes which they describe, and seek to draw general conclusions from their experience. Agder is a prosperous region, which has not experienced crisis, and is able to devote considerable resources to regional development.
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  4. Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen, Roger Normann & Jens Kristian Fosse (2005). Reflexive Democracy: Creating Actionable Knowledge Through Regional Development Coalitions. [REVIEW] AI and Society 19 (4):442-463.
    This article seeks to develop a new theory of reflexive democracy, based on practical cases of action research in regional development, with particular reference to regional development coalitions. Reflexive democracy is located in the context of the debate on Scandinavian worklife, emphasising knowledge, dialogue, and legitimacy.
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