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The Regulative Capacity of Knowledge Objects: Opening the Black Box of Knowledge Governance (Curso)

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Interdisciplinary International Graduate Summer School
Donostia‐San Sebastián, Spain
28 July - 1 August 2014


The Post-Graduate Program in Philosophy, Science and Values (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, and National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (KIT/ITAS) will be holding an International Summer School for PhD students. The Summer School is part of the UPV/EHU XXXII Summer Courses and XXV European Courses.

"Knowledge objects" are peculiar, blurry, constantly unfolding and transforming entities that increasingly challenge contemporary societies and sciences and our understanding of knowledge. The knowledge in knowledge objects is always plural: scientific, public, mundane, interdisciplinary, speculative, uncertain. It is heterogeneously produced about, with, through or in them and contributes to their identification, contestation and transformation. Yet, knowledge objects are also enablers of such knowledge productions and the societal controversies that go along with them. This intricate entanglement of knowledge objects and society poses various normative and regulative challenges for knowledge governance. The Summer School will deal with those challenges by bringing together two strands of science and technology studies (STS) which so far haven't combined: the focus on "knowledge objects" and the perspective of "knowledge governance".

The starting point of this summer school is the assumption that knowledge objects are subject and object of knowledge governance. They create the need for and they enable various forms of knowledge governance. In a way, this synchrony is a black box of knowledge governance. The Summer School proposes that this "governance black box" can be opened by focusing on an extended concept of knowledge objects and by analyzing their governance dimensions.

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  • Responsable: Andoni Ibarra (UPV/EHU)
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