Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures

Author:   Gilles Paquet
Publisher:   University of Ottawa Press
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9786613668370


Pages:   307
Publication Date:   18 April 2009
Format:   Electronic book text
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In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures, Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological mental prisons. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms of its weak information infrastructure, poor accountability, and inflexible organization design. In contrast, he suggests that social science and public policy should promote forms of serious play that would allow organizations to experiment with new structures. Paquet engages with numerous foundationalist programs in the social sciences in order to show their inadequacy and suggests important and unexplored directions in policy areas as diverse as education, science, health, intergovernmental and foreign policy. He closes the work with a plea for experimentalism in academic research, policy development, and organization design.

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Author:   Gilles Paquet
Publisher:   University of Ottawa Press
Imprint:   University of Ottawa Press
ISBN:  

9786613668370


ISBN 10:   6613668370
Pages:   307
Publication Date:   18 April 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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