Le changement des rapports entre connaissance et politique : défi pour l’analyse et pour l’action

Des évolutions significatives affectent aujourd’hui la connaissance et la politique, de même que les relations entre connaissance et politique. Identifier les évolutions en cours, comprendre leur dynamique et débattre de leurs menaces et potentialités participe à l’orientation de ce devenir. Read more ...


"Tacit" and "explicit" knowledge at the Portuguese Ministry of Education

The emergence of “explicit knowledge” in the post-bureaucratic reorganization of the Ministry of Education: the role of “specialists committees”. Read more ...


The experts mirror: an independent authority over “reality”?

How can knowledge generated by the PISA survey be converted into usable information for policy-makers? In this excerpt, we analyze how the OECD developed PISA as a credible and useful tool for the exercise of government power and/or government scrutiny. Read more ...


Governing Autonomy: from Curricular Policies to Quality Assurance and Student Assessments

This is the executive summary of our research report. The Report focuses on how measurement and evaluation gradually became important issues on the Hungarian educational policy agenda. It summarizes the findings of the research conducted between September 2007 and July 2009. Read more ...


In Europe, information and expertise are now both more widely distributed and more readily accessible than ever before. At the same time, expectations of transparency and public accountability have increased. In many ways, knowledge is coming to play a new role in policy: we can now distinguish ’post-bureaucratic’ from conventional ’bureaucratic’ regimes and show that each presupposes a specific kind of knowledge and a specific way of using it. While bureaucratic modes of governance require ‘established’ bodies of knowledge to be translated into ‘vertical’ regulations; post-bureaucratic modes of governance consist rather in attempting to turn actors’ autonomy and reflexivity into a means of governing.


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