Constructing (world) politics: the role and function of epistemic communities

Antoniades, Andreas (2001) Constructing (world) politics: the role and function of epistemic communities. Greek Political Science Review, 18.

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Abstract

The article claims that epistemic communities, by controlling knowledge, possess and exercise decisive power in the construction of world politics reality. The rationale for this claim is as follows: Social reality is produced and reproduced through social interactions. In this 'game' of interactions not all the players have the same role and power. As long as knowledge about the world politics' reality has a causal impact on this reality, those players who posses and control knowledge have a dominant role in the game. Yet, epistemic communities are not a single, coherent body. Discourse theory is employed to show the conditions of struggle among epistemic communities. In this way, we also interogate the knowledge-power relationship between 'epistemic communities' and 'political power'.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: In Greek
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Andreas Antoniades
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:28
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 15:18
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12663
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