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Author Østreng, Willy, 1941-

Title Science without boundaries : interdisciplinarity in research, society and politics / Willy Østreng.

Imprint Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 311 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300) and index.
Contents Interdisciplinary science and knowledge : what are they? -- Politics and science : partners in arms? -- The synthetic entities, concepts and methodologies of academic Interdisciplinarity -- The science War, positivism, post-positivism and interdisciplinarity -- From theory to practice : the case of INSROP -- post-academic and post-normal science, and the preconditions of interdisciplinarity.
Summary This book discusses the many issues involved in going beyond disciplinary research practices in science, politics and society, and addresses the complexities of their interface. Polar research is used to show how politics may intermingle with science to safeguard national interests in times of dramatic international change.
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Subject Interdisciplinary research.
Research -- Social aspects.
Research -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Østreng, Willy, 1941- Science without boundaries. Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010 0761848304 (DLC) 2009932527 (OCoLC)443095658
ISBN 9780761848318 (ebook)
0761848312 (ebook)
9780761848301 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0761848304 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612479946