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The Politics of Expertise: Competing for Authority in Global Governance - Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics (Paperback)
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The Politics of Expertise: Competing for Authority in Global Governance - Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/03/2017
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Experts dominate all facets of global governance, from accounting practices and antitrust regulations to human rights law and environmental conservation. In this study, Ole Jacob Sending encourages a critical interrogation of the role and power of experts by unveiling the politics of the ongoing competition for authority in global governance.
Drawing on insights from sociology, political science, and institutional theory, Sending challenges theories centered on particular actors authority, whether it is the authority of so-called epistemic communities, the moral authority of advocacy groups, or the rational-legal authority of international organizations. Using in-depth and historically oriented case studies of population and peacebuilding, he demonstrates that authority is not given nor located in any set of particular actors. Rather, continuous competition for recognition as an authority to determine what is to be governed, by whom, and for what purpose shapes global governance in fundamental ways.
Advancing a field-based approach, Sending highlights the political stakes disguised by the technical language of professionals and thus opens a broader public debate over the key issues of our time.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472036912
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Why do we listen to some experts and not others? How do they establish their knowledge as universally authoritative and embed it in institutions of rule? To answer these questions, Ole Jacob Sending s groundbreakingThe Politics of Expertiseuses in-depth research on peacebuilding and population governance to show how experts become authorities in their fields in the first place.
Stephen Hopgood, SOAS, University of London
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Sending s reputation as one of the most astute and creative observers of global governance is solidified with this cogent, timely, and field-bending book.
Michael Barnett, George Washington University
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Erudite, informative, insightful, thoughtful and thought-provoking. . . a critically important contribution tocollegeand university library Contemporary Political Science reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists. .
Midwest Book Review
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Ole Jacob Sending s Bourdieu-inspired analysis brings new theoretical resources and historical depth to understanding global governance. Incisive and revealing, this is a cutting-edge contribution.
Michael Williams, University of Ottawa
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