Endre søk
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Tinkering with knowledge: representational practices and scaling in U.S. think tanks
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
2014 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Think tanks, or policy institutes, are becoming significant ‘sites of normativity’ on the global political scene. While their primary concern often is to provide knowledge, based on which decision makers can make informed choices, they also play a part in setting organizational agendas and priorities, and in mobilizing for political action. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in think tanks in Washington DC, the paper engages with the modes representation used by policy experts as they strive to get traction and establish credibility for their ideas. The work of policy experts can be understood as a form of ‘bricolage,’ in which information and normative perspectives are tinkered with and are thus afforded truth-value. The use of distanciation and proximation techniques facilitates the continuous scale-making processes in which policy experts are involved.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
2014.
Emneord [en]
think tanks, knowledge, representation
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
socialantropologi
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-110322DiVA, id: diva2:770572
Konferanse
CUFF – The Cultural Logic of Facts and Figures, 3rd Conference, Reykjavik, August 18-20, 2014
Prosjekter
Organizing Markets
Forskningsfinansiär
Riksbankens JubileumsfondTilgjengelig fra: 2014-12-10 Laget: 2014-12-10 Sist oppdatert: 2022-02-23bibliografisk kontrollert

Open Access i DiVA

Fulltekst mangler i DiVA

Person

Garsten, Christina

Søk i DiVA

Av forfatter/redaktør
Garsten, Christina
Av organisasjonen

Søk utenfor DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric

urn-nbn
Totalt: 120 treff
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf