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    The Problem of Expertise in Knowledge Societies.Reiner Grundmann - 2017 - Minerva 55 (1):25-48.
    This paper puts forward a theoretical framework for the analysis of expertise and experts in contemporary societies. It argues that while prevailing approaches have come to see expertise in various forms and functions, they tend to neglect the broader historical and societal context, and importantly the relational aspect of expertise. This will be discussed with regard to influential theoretical frameworks, such as laboratory studies, regulatory science, lay expertise, post-normal science, and honest brokers. An alternative framework of expertise is introduced, showing (...)
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    The power of scientific knowledge: from research to public policy.Reiner Grundmann - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press. Edited by Nico Stehr.
    It is often said that knowledge is power, but more often than not relevant knowledge is not used when political decisions are made. This book examines how political decisions relate to scientific knowledge and what factors determine the success of scientific research in influencing policy. The authors take a comparative and historical perspective and refer to well-known theoretical frameworks, but the focus of the book is on three case studies: the discourse of racism, Keynesianism, and climate change. These cases cover (...)
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    “Climategate” and The Scientific Ethos.Reiner Grundmann - 2013 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 38 (1):67-93.
    In late 2009, e-mails from a server at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were released that showed some climate scientists in an unfavorable light. Soon this scandal was known as “Climategate” and a highly charged debate started to rage on blogs and in the mass media. Much of the debate has been about the question whether anthropogenic global warming was undermined by the revelations. But ethical issues, too, became part and parcel of the debate. This (...)
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    The Rightful Place of Expertise.Reiner Grundmann - 2018 - Social Epistemology 32 (6):372-386.
    ABSTRACTExpertise has come under attack not least since the Brexit vote in the UK and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States. In this contribution, I will provide some conceptual clarification and suggest a new topology of expertise. I will also examine the historical roots of this challenge to expertise and its social context using a comparative lens. I will ask what it could mean to speak of the rightful place of expertise. I will try to provide an (...)
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    Fundamentalist Intolerance or Civil Disobedience?Reiner Grundmann & Christos Mantziaris - 1991 - Political Theory 19 (4):572-605.
    Sollen und Sein klaffen bei uns weiter auseinander als bei anderen, weil eben das Sollen sehr hoch gesetzt ist. Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus.
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    Ozone and Climate: Scientific Consensus and Leadership.Reiner Grundmann - 2006 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 31 (1):73-101.
    This article compares the cases of ozone layer protection and climate change. In both cases, scientific expertise has played a comparatively important role in the policy process. The author argues that against conventional assumptions, scientific consensus is not necessary to achieve ambitious political goals. However, the architects of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change operated under such assumptions. The author argues that this is problematic both from a theoretical viewpoint and from empirical evidence. Contrary to conventional assumptions, ambitious political regulations (...)
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    Fundamentalist intolerance or civil disobedience? Strange loops in liberal theory.Reiner Grundmann & Christos Mantziaris - 1991 - Political Theory 19 (4):572-605.
    Sollen und Sein klaffen bei uns weiter auseinander als bei anderen, weil eben das Sollen sehr hoch gesetzt ist.Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus.
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    Natur und „blinder Fleck“ Zum Potential Marxscher Theorie für das Verständnis ökologischer Probleme.Reiner Grundmann - 1991 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 39 (7-12).
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    Natur und „blinder Fleck“.Reiner Grundmann - 1991 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 39 (9):1020-1036.
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    Knowledge: critical concepts.Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Routledge.
    This five volume collection brings together a carefully selected array of contributions from a variety of disciplines. Featuring essays from philosophers who have investigated the foundations of knowledge, and addressing different forms of knowledge in society such as common sense and practical knowledge, this collection also discusses the role of knowledge in economic process and gives attention to the role of expert knowledge in political decision making. Including a collection of articles from the sociology of knowledge and science, the set (...)
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