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Science without boundaries : interdisciplinarity in research, society and politics

Author: Willy Østreng
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010.
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This book discusses the many issues involved in going beyond disciplinary research practices in science, politics and society, and addresses the complexities of their interface. Polar research is used to show how politics may intermingle with science to safeguard national interests in times of dramatic international change.
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Østreng, Willy, 1941-
Science without boundaries.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010
(DLC) 2009932527
(OCoLC)443095658
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Willy Østreng
ISBN: 9780761848318 0761848312
OCLC Number: 587824972
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 311 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Interdisciplinary science and knowledge : what are they? --
Politics and science : partners in arms? --
The synthetic entities, concepts and methodologies of academic Interdisciplinarity --
The science War, positivism, post-positivism and interdisciplinarity --
From theory to practice : the case of INSROP --
post-academic and post-normal science, and the preconditions of interdisciplinarity.
Responsibility: Willy Østreng.

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This is a broadly-focused and ambitious book by someone solidly grounded in the theory and practice of interdisciplinary research. * Integrative Pathways *

 
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