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Towards a Social History of the Purification of Governance: The Case of the IIASA
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Tema Q)
2010 (English)In: Interdisciplines, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses a history of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), a particularly intriguing case of intertwining of techno-sciences and politics during the Cold War and detente periods. The case of IIASA, as my argument suggests, reveals complex processes of semiotic and institutional constructions of categories of “neutrality”, “the political”, “governance” and “techno-science”. IIASA embodied the ambition of techno-science to generate scientific knowledge about future, which would contribute to better governance of the planet and bridge political divides between capitalism and communism. 

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governance, purification, IIASA, the political, neutrality, technoscience
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61027OAI: diva2:360335
Governing the Future, CERI, Paris, France, June 14th, 2010
Available from: 2010-11-02 Created: 2010-11-02 Last updated: 2014-03-24

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