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Mundane governance : ontology and accountability

Author: Steve Woolgar; Daniel Neyland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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What is to be made of the outcry when newly issued recycling 'wheelie' bins are discovered to contain microchips for weighing and evaluating householders' rubbish? The angry accusations that speed cameras are generating excessive income for the government? These increasingly widespread reactions to ordinary events and everyday phenomena share a common theme. This book takes these concerns as the starting point for  Read more...
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Woolgar, Steve.
Mundane governance.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Woolgar; Daniel Neyland
ISBN: 9780191762994 0191762997
OCLC Number: 940606322
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: 1. Mundane Governance: a Profound Question of Political Philosophy? ; 2. Wrong Bin Bag: the Situated Ontology of Mundane Governance ; 3. Classification as Governance: Typologies of Waste ; 4. Why Govern? Is, Ought and Actionability in Mundane Governance ; 5. Structures of Governance ; 6. Compliance: Does Mundane Governance Work? ; 7. Spaces of Governance ; 8. Mundane Terror ; 9. Disruption ; 10. Conclusion
Responsibility: Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland.
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The book aims to explore how governance and accountability are mediated through material relations involving ordinary everyday objects and technologies. It draws on empirical materials in three main  Read more...

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Do you want to escape from the rulers who hide in the mundane tools of daily life? Then read this book to find out how it all works. Governance in practice provocatively portrayed. Annemarie Mol, Read more...

 
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