Conference Contribution Details
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Khoo, S.
ISSP conference: Social Science Research and Policy making
The Perfect Storm and the crisis of the Public A response from the perspective of public scholarship
NUI Galway
National Refereed Conference Paper
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01-DEC-09
02-DEC-09
This paper proposes that public scholarship is an appropriate response from the social sciences to the current ‘perfect storm’ of financial, environmental and social crises. It argues against the ‘wasting’ of the public, and presents critiques of three substantive dimensions of publicness. These are i) public accountability ii) the public sphere and iii) public goods and together these dimensions inform a New Public Goods approach. The debates on the nature of scholarship and public sociology are brought to bear on the New Public Goods approach and motivations and directions for public scholarship are explored.
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