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Contents Preface Overview Introduction: A Millsian World of Knowledge 1. Knowledge about Knowledge Knowledge as a Capacity to Act Additional Knowledge Knowledge and Information The Contingency of Knowledge The Self-Protection of Knowledge The Self-Realization of Knowledge Knowledge Becomes Superfluous The Power of Ideas 2. The Governance of Knowledge On Machinery and Class Interests The Ascendancy of Knowledge Politics?Regulating Knowledge Knowledge as a Weapon The Social Regulation of Inquiry?The Social Control of Knowledge in Science?Knowledge Politics Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis Dangers, Risks, and Opportunities?Technology Assessment?Knowledge Management?The Societal Regulation of Knowledge Committees for Knowledge Affairs The Public and Science The Haeckel-Virchow Controversy 3. Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions Work-in-Progress or the Development of Social Controls Regulatory Practices Bioethics or Governing the Genome Expert Control?Participatory Control?Hybrid Control Mechanisms?The Limits of Knowledge Politics 4. The Moralization of the Market The Civilization of Capitalism The Logic of Modernity The Knowledge-Based Economy Affluence and Consumer Sovereignty Biotechnological Processes and Products Conclusion 000 5. Globalization and Knowledge Politics Mass Societies The Globalization of the World Economic Development and Knowledge Politics Outlook Bibliography Name Index Subject Index
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Knowledge, Sociology of.