Re-thinking excellence; getting smart between the no longer and the not yet comments on the convergence of knowledge and politics

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Elisabeth Gulbrandsen, Lena Trojer
Title: Re-thinking excellence; getting smart between the no longer and the not yet comments on the convergence of knowledge and politics
Book: Travelling Thoughtfulness - feminist technoscience stories
Year: 2010
Pagination: 306
Editor: Pirjo Elovaara
ISBN: 978-91-7459-094-4
Publisher: Institutionen för Informatik, Umeå Universitet
City: Umeå
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Planning and Media Design (Sektionen för planering och mediedesign)
School of Planning and Media Design S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/dsn/
Authors e-mail: lena.trojer@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Scientific Excellence has become the catch word for research politics, manifesting itself in the establishment of centres of excellence all over Europe as well as in the European Research Council. What is the meaning of this phenomenon? What will we find when trying to open up the black box of “scientific excellence”? The need to question evaluation processes seems intrusive, when we realize the increasing demands on knowledge production to be societally robust, not the least within the energy and environmental sector. How do we move towards a situation where scientific ‘excellence’ is automatically taken to include reflection and wider engagement concerning societal dimensions?
Subject: Technoscience Studies\Feminist Technoscience
Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: feminist technoscience
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