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Weingart, Peter

Works: 208 works in 739 publications in 4 languages and 12,871 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: Q175.5, 304.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Weingart
Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge by Sabine Maasen( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A striking characteristic of modern knowledge society is the rapid spread of certain ideas and concepts back and forth from everyday to scientific discourses, and across many different contexts of meaning. This book opens up a new road to the sudy of these 'dynamics of knowledge'." "Sociologists of knowledge and recently evolutionary theorists have offered explanations that either attribute social attention to particular ideas or shifts of meaning to the predominance of certain groups. Maasen and Weingart, however, offer a radical new explanation that explains knowledge dynamics by reference to the interaction between metaphors and discourses."--Jacket
Practising interdisciplinarity by Nico Stehr( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic disciplines provide a framework for the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next. Not only do they shape our education and understanding, they structure our professional lives. Interdisciplinarity, the reconfiguration of academic disciplines and the boundaries between them, has lately become a field of major interest to scholars and policy makers. This collection brings together the latest research and analysis from this emerging field.The editors take as their central thesis the idea that the existing matrix of disciplines is dissolving, leading to fundamental changes in the traditional order of knowledge. Contributors to the volume include specialists from Canada, Australia, Europe, and the United States who focus on the actual practice of interdisciplinarity: the ways in which it is researched, organized, and taught in institutes and universities around the world. The role of funding bodies is also considered, revealing the relationship and the delineation of disciplines and their resource bases. Together, the essays offer first-hand insights into the operations and successes of some of the world's foremost interdisciplinary research centres. In acquainting us with the current state of interdisciplinary research the volume also considers the social and economic contexts that make such research possible
The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania by Susanne Koch( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the rise of the ‘knowledge for development’ paradigm, expert advice has become a prime instrument of foreign aid. At the same time, it has been object of repeated criticism: the chronic failure of ‘technical assistance’ - a notion under which advice is commonly subsumed - has been documented in a host of studies. Nonetheless, international organisations continue to send advisors, promising to increase the ‘effectiveness’ of expert support if their technocratic recommendations are taken up. This book reveals fundamental problems of expert advice in the context of aid that concern issues of power and legitimacy rather than merely flaws of implementation. Based on empirical evidence from South Africa and Tanzania, the authors show that aid-related advisory processes are inevitably obstructed by colliding interests, political pressures and hierarchical relations that impede knowledge transfer and mutual learning. As a result, recipient governments find themselves caught in a perpetual cycle of dependency, continuously advised by experts who convey the shifting paradigms and agendas of their respective donor governments. For young democracies, the persistent presence of external actors is hazardous: ultimately, it poses a threat to the legitimacy of their governments if their policy-making becomes more responsive to foreign demands than to the preferences and needs of their citizens. --
The politics of scientific advice : institutional design for quality assurance( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Controversies over issues such as genetically engineered food, foot-and-mouth disease and the failure of risk models in the global financial crisis have raised concerns about the quality of expert scientific advice. The legitimacy of experts, and of the political decision-makers and policy-makers whom they advise, essentially depends on the quality of the advice. But what does quality mean in this context, and how can it be achieved? This volume argues that the quality of scientific advice can be ensured by an appropriate institutional design of advisory organisations. Using examples from a wide range of international case studies, including think tanks, governmental research institutes, agencies and academies, the authors provide a systematic guide to the major problems and pitfalls encountered in scientific advice and the means by which organisations around the world have solved these problems"--
Democratization of expertise? : exploring novel forms of scientific advice in political decision-making by Sabine Maasen( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘Scientific advice to politics’, the ‘nature of expertise’, and the ‘relation between experts, policymakers, and the public’ are variations of a topic that currently attracts the attention of social scientists, philosophers of science as well as practitioners in the public sphere and the media. This renewed interest in a persistent theme is initiated by the call for a democratization of expertise that has become the order of the day in the legitimation of research funding. The new significance of ‘participation’ and ‘accountability’ has motivated scholars to take a new look at the science – politics interface and to probe questions such as "What is new in the arrangement of scientific expertise and political decision-making?", "How can reliable knowledge be made useful for politics and society at large, and how can epistemically and ethically sound decisions be achieved without losing democratic legitimacy?", "How can the objective of democratization of expertise be achieved without compromising the quality and reliability of knowledge?" Scientific knowledge and the ‘experts’ that represent it no longer command the unquestioned authority and public trust that was once bestowed upon them, and yet, policy makers are more dependent on them than ever before. This collection of essays explores the relations between science and politics with the instruments of social studies of science, thereby providing new insights into their re-alignment under a new régime of governance
The Social production of scientific knowledge by Everett Mendelsohn( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dynamics of science and technology : social values, technical norms, and scientific criteria in the development of knowledge by Wolfgang Krohn( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interrelations of science and technology as an object of study seem to have drawn the attention of a number of disciplines: the history of both science and technology, sociology, economics and economic history, and even the philosophy of science. The question that comes to mind is whether the phenomenon itself is new or if advances in the disciplines involved account for this novel interest, or, in fact, if both are intercon­ nected. When the editors set out to plan this volume, their more or less explicit conviction was that the relationship of science and technology did reveal a new configuration and that the disciplines concerned with 1tS analysis failed at least in part to deal with the change because of conceptual and methodological preconceptions. To say this does not imply a verdict on the insufficiency of one and the superiority of any other one disciplinary approach. Rather, the situation is much more complex. In economics, for example, the interest in the relationship between science and technology is deeply influenced by the theoretical problem of accounting for the factors of economic growth. The primary concern is with technology and the problem is whether the market induces technological advances or whether they induce new demands that explain the subsequent diffusion of new technologies. Science is generally considered to be an exogenous factor not directly subject to market forces and, therefore, appears to be of no interest
The sciences' media connection : public communication and its repercussions by Simone Rödder( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasse, Blut und Gene : Geschichte der Eugenik und Rassenhygiene in Deutschland by Peter Weingart( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftliches Publizieren Zwischen Digitalisierung, Leistungsmessung, Ökonomisierung und medialer Beobachtung by Peter Weingart( )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formal scientific communication system is currently undergoing significant change. This is due to four developments: the digitisation of formal science communication; the economisation of academic publishing as profit drives many academic publishers and other providers of information; an increase in the self-observation of science by means of publication, citation and utility-based indicators; and the medialisation of science as its observation by the mass media intensifies. Previously, these developments have only been dealt with individually in the literature and by science-policy actors. The Future of Scholarly Publishing documents the materials and results of an interdisciplinary working group commissioned by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) to analyse the future of scholarly publishing and to make recommendations on how to respond to the challenges posed by these developments. As per the working group's intention, the focus was mainly on the sciences and humanities in Germany. However, in the course of the work it became clear that the issues discussed by the group are equally relevant for academic publishing in other countries. As such, this book will contribute to the transfer of ideas and perspectives, and allow for mutual learning about the current and future state of scientific publishing in different settings
Functions and uses of disciplinary histories by Loren R Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human by nature : between biology and the social sciences by Peter Weingart( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a wide range of disciplines -- biology, sociology, anthropology, economics, human ethology, psychology, primatology, history, and philosophy of science -- the contributors to this book recently spent a complete academic year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) discussing a plethora of new insights in reference to human cultural evolution. These scholars acted as a living experiment of ""interdisciplinarity in vivo."" The assumption of this experiment was that the scholars -- while working and residing at the ZiF -- would be united intellectually as well as so
Wissenschaftssoziologie by Peter Weingart( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie ist gesichertes Wissen in der Gesellschaft möglich? Diese Frage nach den gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen der Wissenschaft begründete die Wissenschaftssoziologie. Ende der 1960er Jahre schob sich das wissenssoziologische Paradigma mit der Frage in den Vordergrund, welche sozialen Faktoren die Entwicklung der Wissenschaft bestimmen. Der Fokus richtete sich auf die Produktionsbedingungen wissenschaftlichen Wissens. Seither ist die Wissenschaftssoziologie durch die Spannung zwischen einer institutionellen und einer wissenssoziologischen Ausrichtung gekennzeichnet. Inzwischen erweisen sich weitere soziologische Fragen als hochaktuell: "Wer verfügt in der Gesellschaft über wissenschaftliches Wissen?" und: "Welche Folgen hat dieses Wissen für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft?" D.h., die Wissenschaftssoziologie steht vor der Herausforderung einer Neuorientierung: Es gilt, institutionelle und wissenssoziologische Ansätze zu integrieren
Biology as society, society as biology : metaphors by Sabine Maasen( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disciplines of biology and the social sciences share common roots in history and yet have drifted so far apart that the demarcation line between them has become a contested boundary. The boundary shift between the `natural' and the `social' is becoming permanent: moves in either direction are subject to ideological rhetoric. Yet there is continual exchange across the line: metaphors are moving freely between biology and the social sciences. As messengers of meaning they become agents of change, forever undermining any attempt at fixing similarities and differences. Biology as Society, Society as Biology: Metaphors offers a unique look at the function of metaphors in mediating between two disciplinary cultures which represent and mold our views about nature and society, and the boundary between them. For professionals and students of history, philosophy and sociology of science, biology, and literary science alike
Science, technology, and the military( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University experiments in interdisciplinarity : obstacles and opportunities by Peter Weingart( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinarity is an inflationary concept in the discourses of higher education and science policy. Yet, some recent structural reforms in European and US universities reflect fundamental changes in the organization of knowledge production and teaching. This publication takes a fresh look at the meaning given to the concept of interdisciplinarity with these reforms. It presents examples of different forms of interdisciplinary research and teaching. These case studies are put in the broader context of reflections on developments in the organization of universities and their implications for knowledge production
Science images and popular images of the sciences by Peter Weingart( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences, explore techniques of constructing science images and transforming them into highly ambivalent images that represent the sciences. The essays, most of them with illustrations, present evidence that popular images of the sciences are based upon abstract theories rather than facts, and, equally, images of scientists are stimulated by imagination rather than historical knowledge
Die Stunde der Wahrheit? : zum Verhältnis der Wissenschaft zu Politik, Wirtschaft und Medien in der Wissensgesellschaft by Peter Weingart( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politische Soziologie by Otto Stammer( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissensproduktion und soziale Struktur by Peter Weingart( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge
Practising interdisciplinarityThe politics of scientific advice : institutional design for quality assuranceDemocratization of expertise? : exploring novel forms of scientific advice in political decision-makingThe Social production of scientific knowledgeThe Dynamics of science and technology : social values, technical norms, and scientific criteria in the development of knowledgeFunctions and uses of disciplinary historiesHuman by nature : between biology and the social sciencesBiology as society, society as biology : metaphors
Alternative Names
Peter Weingart deutscher Soziologe und Hochschullehrer

Peter Weingart Duits socioloog

Peter Weingart German sociologist

Peter Weingart Saksamaa sotsioloog

Peter Weingart sociòleg alemany

Peter Weingart sociolog german

Peter Weingart sociólogo alemán

Peter Weingart sociologue allemand

Peter Weingart tysk professor

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