By A. Elzinga
This ebook offers an replace at the swiftly altering occasions surrounding the advent of an environmental safeguard regime in Antarctica. It takes up the ancient history, in addition to the position of technological know-how as a motor vehicle for political motion. particularly it strains the shift of political agendas with regards to Antarctica, and the alterations this has wrought in learn instructions. The ebook brings jointly discussions from a symposium held on the college of G?teborg in Sweden, the place a distinct interplay among scientists, examine directors and philosophers of technological know-how homed in at the implications for technological know-how that circulation from the shift in the direction of an environmentalist concentration in Antarctica. it really is argued that altering developments in Antarctic study has to be understood bifocally, i.e. with reference either to political alterations and epistomological concerns. This locations the ebook squarely in various discourses, one within the social stories of technological know-how and know-how, with precise connection with technological know-how coverage, and the opposite in environmental reports, with distinct connection with Antarctica. A accomplished index is incorporated.
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Antarctic Science. Cambridge University Press, p. 61-64. 24. Further discussion in Elzinga, A. 1985. "Research, bureaucracy, and the drift of epistemic criteria", in The University Research System. The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists. Wittrock, B. andElzinga, A. (eds). Almqvistand Wikselllntemational, Stockholm, p. 191-220. 25. H. ). 1987. Antarctic Science. Cambridge University Press, p. 59. 26. Box 1 presents a condensation of material in I. Bohlin cited in note 4. 27. For a survey of the various fields of science that are spurred by jurisdictional, economic, military and othermotives, s^e Arctic Research in the UnitedStates 1, (Fall 1987) and 2 (Spring 1988).
These "hybrid" research communities form their own value patterns, criteria, modes of evaluating results, and possibly reputational systems and career patterns, which in part are distinct from those of the academic research communities centered on disciplines. The latter adhere to the ethos of the Republic of Science, which gives primacy to peer review and the determination of research agendas ideally in interaction with colleagues across the world in unconstrained dialogue. In fact, there are power stmggles between different schools of thought; but there is still a common interest in basic research.
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Changing Trends in Antarctic Research (Environment & Assessment) by A. Elzinga