Democracy, Science and the „Open Society“

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Nigel Rapport (ed.)

A European Legacy?

ISBN 978-3-8258-6978-4
Band-Nr. 13
Jahr 2005
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Anthropological Journal on European Cultures

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6978-4 Kategorien: ,


This collection explores the social legacy of European
Enlightenment ideas of science and rationality. In their
deployment science and rationality were intended to give
rise to open and democratic societies. The volume addresses
the history of these notions while centring on ethnographic
studies of openness and equitability in contemporary
European social milieux, as well as in the European
postcolony and on Europe’s increasingly global `fringes‘.
The book takes its lead, in particular, from Karl Popper’s
ideas, and his key liberal text, „The Open Society and its

Contributors: J. Edwards, A. Charnock Green, A. James, N.
Rapport, D. Shankland, J. Skinner, R.A. Wilson