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CfP: ‘Institutionalized Ignorance in Policy & Regulation’ Special issue of Science as Culture (SaC)

CfP: ‘Institutionalized Ignorance in Policy & Regulation’Special issue of
Scienceas Culture (SaC)

With this proposed special issue, we seek todraw attention to ignorance and
non-knowledge on an institutional level. Thereare clear implications of
ignorance for accountability in policy andregulation, few links have been made
between agnotological perspectives and thestudy of institutionalized ignorance
as a central feature of policy andregulation. We are seeking papers that
substantively addressinstitutionalized ignorance, rather than ignorance more
generally, as itrelates to political processes, policymaking, and regulation.
We welcome contributions based onempirical case studies, as well as conceptual
papers, but seek to prioritizethe former category. When submitting your
abstract please make sure to clearly state how your argument relatesto the
concepts of institutionalized ignorance and policy, not just simplysaying what
the paper will do.

Full CfP information is available here:

Abstracts of 250-300 words should summarise anargument addressing the above
questions and concepts.  Deadline: April 30th 2020. If the Abstract is
accepted as a basis for afull paper, then it will be due by October 16th,

Authorsmust comply with the SaC editorial guidelines for research papers;
seetwo-page download,
Theguidelines will be strictly enforced, starting from the initial evaluation
ofwhether the submission warrants external review. 

Please submit your abstracts to: (if
youhave any questions, do also write to us).

Guest Editors:

- Katharina T. Paul, Senior Research Fellow, University of Vienna
- Samantha Vanderslott, Social Science Researcher, University of Oxford
- Matthias Gross, Professor of Environmental Sociology, University of Jena

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