Knowledge Democracy

Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media

  • Roeland J. in 't Veld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Roeland Jaap in ’t Veld
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dirk J. Wolfson
    Pages 37-48
  4. Floor Basten
    Pages 73-85
  5. Katrien Termeer, Gerard Breeman, Maartje van Lieshout, Wieke Pot
    Pages 99-111
  6. Miguel Goede
    Pages 113-124
  7. Joske F.G. Bunders, Jacqueline E.W. Broerse, Florian Keil, Christian Pohl, Roland W. Scholz, Marjolein B.M. Zweekhorst
    Pages 125-152
  8. Louis Meuleman, Henk Tromp
    Pages 201-225
  9. Louis Meuleman, Roeland Jaap in ’t Veld
    Pages 255-281
  10. Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis
    Pages 283-297
  11. Martin Schulz, Mark van Twist
    Pages 299-313
  12. Chris Aalberts, Maurits Kreijveld
    Pages 315-325
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 341-397

About this book


Knowledge democracy is an emerging concept that addresses the relationships between knowledge production and dissemination, as well as the functions of the media and democratic institutions. Although democracy has been the most successful concept of governance for societies for the last two centuries, representative democracy, which became the hallmark of advanced nation-states, seems to be in decline. Media politics is an important factor in the downfall of the original meaning of representation, yet more direct forms of democracy have not yet found an institutional embedding. Further, the Internet has also drastically changed the rules of the game, and a better educated public has broad access to information, selects for itself which types to examine, and ignores media filters. Some citizens have even become "media" themselves. In a time where the political agendas are filled with combatting so-called evils, new designs for the relationships between science, politics and media are needed. This book outlines the challenges entailed in pursuing a vital knowledge democracy.


Democracy Europe Governance Media Policy Politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Roeland J. in 't Veld
    • 1
  1. 1.LeiderdorpNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11380-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11381-9
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