Knowledge Society

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Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Vision and Social Construction of Reality in Germany and Singapore

ISBN 978-3-8258-0316-2
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2007
Seiten 408
Bindung broschiert
Reihe ZEF Development Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-0316-2 Kategorien: , ,


Founding this book on Berger and Luckmann’s sociology of knowledge, A.-K.
Hornidge assesses knowledge society as a social construction of reality
that orients and motivates actors to the effect that they finally create
what they conceive as being objective. This process of construction is
redrawn with reference to Germany and Singapore by assessing state
activities and their inherent, country-specific definitions of knowledge
society. The book ends with a discussion of the construct as economic and
technological programme as well as new focal point of collective identity
that reduces felt insecurities and risks within the second modernity.

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an international and
interdisciplinary academic research institute of the
Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany. ZEF’s
research aims at finding solutions to global development issues. A 10
years strategy plan outlines land- and water use, biodiversity, public
health and renewable energies as priority transdisciplinary research

ZEF’s three research departments are:

Political and Cultural Change (ZEF a)

Economic and Technological Change (ZEF b)

Ecology and Natural Resources Management (ZEF c)

The Author

Anna-Katharina Hornidge is Senior Researcher at the Center for Development
Research, University of Bonn, where she coordinates a research group on
Culture, Knowledge and Development. She has done extensive field research
on Singapore’s and Germany’s science policies and is now concentrating her research on
renewable energies.

The Editors

Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Studies and Director, ZEF,
University of Bonn.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and
Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF , University of Bonn.