le jeudi 30 mars 2017     












  Archives des livres




    Administration et
       finances publiques


    Ressources humaines

    Nouveaux modèles
       d'affaires


    Gouvernement
       en direct





  Cliquer ici pour voir
  nos articles archivés





   

  Recherche poussée




  Cliquer ici pour s'inscrire
  à Optimum Online





  Cliquer ici pour accéder à
  notre vaste bibliothèque
  de liens























Book Review


Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures

Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures

par Gilles Paquet

In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures, Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological "mental prisons." Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms of its weak information infrastructure, poor accountability and inflexible organizational design. In contract, he suggests that social science and public policy should promote forms of "serious play" that would allow organizations to experiment with new structures.

Paquet engages with numerous foundationalist programs in the social sciences in order to show their inadequacy and suggests important and unexplored directions in policy areas as diverse as education, science, health, intergovernmental and foreign policy. He closes the work with a plea for experimentalism in academic research, policy development and organizational design.



Table de matières

Foreward

Introduction

The difficult emergence of a new mindset

Part I Crippling Epistemologies

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Two tramps in mud time
  • Chapter 2: Professional "wrighting and wroughting"
  • Chapter 3: Corporate culture and governance

Part II Weak Infrastructure and Inadequate Scaffolding

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 4: Weak cognitive infrastructure
  • Chapter 5: Unintelligent accountability
  • Chapter 6: Organization design neglected

Part III Less than Effective Bricolage

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 7: Nothing is more rational than a rationalization
  • Chapter 8: Science policy - circumstantial evidence
  • Chapter 9: Foreign policy - the many are smarter than the few




Page d'accueil | À propos d'Optimum Online
Protection des renseignements personnels et témoins | Crédits du site |  



Copyright © 2008-2017 Optimum Online