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Democracy and ExpertiseReorienting Policy Inquiry$
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Frank Fischer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282838

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.001.0001

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Deliberative‐Analytic Policy Inquiry: Postempiricist Practices

Deliberative‐Analytic Policy Inquiry: Postempiricist Practices

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(p.107) 4 Deliberative‐Analytic Policy Inquiry: Postempiricist Practices
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Democracy and Expertise
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Frank Fischer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0005

Moving beyond the traditional conceptions of value-neutrality and context independence that have dominated the epistemology of the policy sciences, this chapter offers a social constructivist interpretation of real-world practices. Introducing the constructivist perspective, it presents an alternative dialectical understanding of knowledge and its relation to practical reason in policy deliberation. Here the postempiricist expert, as deliberative policy analysis, is posited as an interpretive mediator operating between the available analytic frameworks of social science, particular policy findings, and the differing perspectives of the public actors, both those of policy decision-makers and citizens.

Keywords:   postempiricist practices, deliberation, policy sciences of democracy, social constructivism, practical deliberation, informal logic, dialectical argumentation, participatory inquiry

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