On the power of scientific knowledge. Interview with Nico Stehr

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Amanda Machin
Zeppelin University
Nico Stehr
Zeppelin University
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No.1 (Vol.55)

Nico Stehr is Karl Mannheim Professor of Cultural Studies at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. He is a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) and a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.  His research interests center on the transformation of modern societies into knowledge societies and developments associated with this transformation in different major social institutions of modern society (e.g. science, politics, governance, the economy,  inequality and globalization); in addition, his research interests concern the societal consequences of climate change. He is one of the authors of the Hartwell Paper on climate policy. Among his recent book publications are: Biotechnology: Between Commerce and Civil Society (Transaction Books, 2004); Knowledge (with Reiner Grundmann, Routledge, 2005), Moral Markets (Paradigm Publishers, 2008), Who owns Knowledge: Knowledge and the Law (with Bernd Weiler, Transaction Books, 2008), Knowledge and Democracy (Transaction Publishers, 2008), Society (with Reiner Grundmann, Routledge, 2009) and Climate and Society (with Hans von Storch, World Scientific Publishers, 2010), Experts: The Knowledge and Power of Expertise (with Reiner Grundmann, Routledge 2011) and The Power of Scientific Knowledge (with Reiner Grundmann, Cambridge University Press, 2012), Knowledge (with Marian Adolf; Routledge, 2014) and Information, Power and Democracy (Cambridge University Press). 

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