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Responsible Research and Innovation: Konsten att (re)producera en samhällsordning

Richardsson, Wallentin LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In this Bachelor thesis I examine the relationship between knowledge and power against the Zeitgeist of politicized science and depoliticized politics. I aim to uncover and problematize the understanding of legitimate knowledge production articulated in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the framework for research within the current European research programme.
I use Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory and Jasanoffs idiom of co-production to scrutinize a leaflet published by the EU-commission and analize interviews with representatives of RRI Tools, thought to implement the framework.
I argue that the new spirit of capitalism, the rise of deliberative democracy and the conception of Europe as a union in crisis constitutes the... (More)
In this Bachelor thesis I examine the relationship between knowledge and power against the Zeitgeist of politicized science and depoliticized politics. I aim to uncover and problematize the understanding of legitimate knowledge production articulated in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the framework for research within the current European research programme.
I use Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory and Jasanoffs idiom of co-production to scrutinize a leaflet published by the EU-commission and analize interviews with representatives of RRI Tools, thought to implement the framework.
I argue that the new spirit of capitalism, the rise of deliberative democracy and the conception of Europe as a union in crisis constitutes the fertile ground necessary for the blooming of the particular understanding of legitimate knowledge production expressed in RRI; characterized by utilitarianism and moral rationalism encouraging context-driven, problem-focused and interdisciplinary research.
By stressing the contextual character of rationality, and how what is percieved to be socially desirable and responsible is contingent upon the discoursive field, I argue that RRI encourage research and innovation that might limit the scope of our political imagination instead of broadening it. It might thus also be concieved as a political strategy that normalizes and legitimizes the current political system. (Less)
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author
Richardsson, Wallentin LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20161
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Forskning, Kunskapsproduktion, Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI, EU, Diskursanalys, Legitimitet, Co-production
language
Swedish
id
8872566
date added to LUP
2016-06-17 11:40:03
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2016-06-17 11:40:03
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  abstract     = {In this Bachelor thesis I examine the relationship between knowledge and power against the Zeitgeist of politicized science and depoliticized politics. I aim to uncover and problematize the understanding of legitimate knowledge production articulated in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the framework for research within the current European research programme.
 I use Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory and Jasanoffs idiom of co-production to scrutinize a leaflet published by the EU-commission and analize interviews with representatives of RRI Tools, thought to implement the framework. 
I argue that the new spirit of capitalism, the rise of deliberative democracy and the conception of Europe as a union in crisis constitutes the fertile ground necessary for the blooming of the particular understanding of legitimate knowledge production expressed in RRI; characterized by utilitarianism and moral rationalism encouraging context-driven, problem-focused and interdisciplinary research. 
By stressing the contextual character of rationality, and how what is percieved to be socially desirable and responsible is contingent upon the discoursive field, I argue that RRI encourage research and innovation that might limit the scope of our political imagination instead of broadening it. It might thus also be concieved as a political strategy that normalizes and legitimizes the current political system.},
  author       = {Richardsson, Wallentin},
  keyword      = {Forskning,Kunskapsproduktion,Responsible Research and Innovation,RRI,EU,Diskursanalys,Legitimitet,Co-production},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Responsible Research and Innovation: Konsten att (re)producera en samhällsordning},
  year         = {2016},
}