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dc.contributor.editorZachmann, Karin
dc.contributor.editorGadebusch Bondio, Mariacarla
dc.contributor.editorJukola, Saana
dc.contributor.editorSparschuh, Olga
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-09T14:44:59Z
dc.date.available2023-02-09T14:44:59Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/61217
dc.description.abstractThis book examines the practices of contesting evidence in democratically constituted knowledge societies. It provides a multifaceted view of the processes and conditions of evidence criticism and how they determine the dynamics of de- and re-stabilization of evidence. Evidence is an essential resource for establishing claims of validity, resolving conflicts, and legitimizing decisions. In recent times, however, evidence is being contested with increasing frequency. Such contestations vary in form and severity – from questioning the interpretation of data or the methodological soundness of studies to accusations of evidence fabrication. The contributors to this volume explore which actors, for what reasons and to what effect, question evidence in fields such as the biological, environmental and health sciences. In addition to actors inside academia, they examine the roles of various other players, including citizen scientists, counter-experts, journalists, patients, consumers and activists. The contributors tackle questions of how disagreements are framed and how they are used to promote vested interests. By drawing on methodological and theoretical approaches from a wide range of fields, this book provides a much-needed perspective on how evidence criticism influences the development and state of knowledge societies and their political condition. Evidence Contestation will appeal to scholars and advanced students working in philosophy of science, epistemology, bioethics, science and technology studies, the history of science and technology and science communication.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in the Philosophy of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDA Philosophy of scienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of scienceen_US
dc.subject.othercitizen science;contestation;contingency;environmentalism;evidence;evidence criticism;Karin Zachmann;knowledge societies;Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio;Olga Sparschuh;philosophy of science;pseudoscience;Saana Jukola;science & technology studies;scientific expertise;substance use disordersen_US
dc.titleEvidence Contestationen_US
dc.title.alternativeDealing with Dissent in Knowledge Societiesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003273509en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781003273509en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032226446en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032219103en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages346en_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: German Research Foundation


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