The Role of Knowledge Experts

The advent of the knowledge society has placed the spotlight on the role of experts as gatekeepers and as brokers of knowledge. This is a problem that concerns developed and developing countries alike. In developing countries the problem is exacerbated by the imbalances in the production and access to knowledge, increasing the possibility of a new form of ‘knowledge colonialisation’ and dependency.

[SU Researcher: Johann Mouton]

Project leader(s):
  • Peter Weingart (Bielefeld)