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How does the hybridization of knowledge production influence the development of Social Indicators within evidence-based-policy making processes?The Case of an European Expert-Group on Indicators
Decieux, Jean Philippe Pierre mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination
European Sociological Association
12th Congress of the European Sociological Association (ESA)
from 25-08-2015 to 28-08-2015
European Sociological Association: Research Stream Sociology of Knowledge
[en] Transdicipinarity ; Mode 2 ; Hybrid Forum ; Evidnce based policy making ; Evidnce based decision making
[en] As mentioned in the call, “SoK has developed into a field…that is lively and flourishing.” As pointed out further, the SoK no longer focuses on high-level theoretical thinking, instead concentrates on typifications of everyday-life. My project illustrates this change and focuses on developments in the area of policy-making. In this area decisions increasingly base on knowledge/evidence produced by external experts. This knowledge is used to reduce uncertainties by calculating the risks involved in the final decision and by this to legitimize political decisions by delivering hard-facts in the argumentation (e.g. “evidence-based-policy-making“”).
A consequence of this decision-making process is the authoritative implementation of theoretical knowledge and direct application into the context of everyday-life. Furthermore, studies show changes in the process of knowledge production for the recent eras of ‘knowledge- or rather risk-society’. Instead of linear-ordered knowledge-production, hybrid forums of heterogeneous actors with different knowledge-backgrounds have become important. These actors debate solutions to a problem and co-construct a contextualized form of knowledge as decision-making-base.
This study assesses and analyses how social indicators (as an example for political evidence) are developed by hybrid forums at the EU-policy-level. The empirical case study reconstructs structures and processes within an “European Expertgroup on Indicators” by multiple-triangulations. This group designs indicators by using transdisciplinary- and transnational expert-discourses. Based on multiple data sources my study offers information on how evidence is produced in decision-making within such hybrid forums, e.g. important factors, processes and structures influencing indicator-systems.
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