Civil activism, mediation and expertise in scientific environment

Publication Type:

Language:

Transliteration of original Title: 
Grazhdanskiy aktivizm, institut posrednichestva i ekspertizy v nauchnoy srede
Author(s): 
Alina O. Kostina
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.2 (Vol.55)
Pages: 
37-41
Abstract: 

Civil activism in the field of science is one of the most crucial issues and the key factor of autonomy of science. Herewith, the position of universities and other scientific institutions is vulnerable and hinges upon state and private financing. Science finds itself between two unattractive and doubtful prospects of developing in either bureaucratic or corporate (in the business sense) way, which leads to the abridgement of basic academic freedoms. Setting the problem of professional expertise and mediation is highly important for the definition of borders and consolidation of the position of science.

Keywords: 
civil activism, expertise, scientific environment, mediation practice
References: 

Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1980. xxi + 439 p.

Davidoff , P. “Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning”, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 1965, vol. 31, iss. 4, pp. 331-338

Engwall, L. “The University: a multinational corporation?”, Wenner-Gren International Series, 2008, vol. 84. The University in the Market, pp. 9 – 21.

 Mannheim, K. Mensch und Gesellschaft im Zeitalter des Umbaus. Leiden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1935. xviii+ 208 pp.

DOI: 
10.5840/eps201855225
Full Text: