Knowledge alchemy: models and agency in global knowledge governance

Tero Erkkilä, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Niilo Kauppi

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This book introduces the concept of ‘knowledge alchemy’ to capture the generic process of transforming mundane practices and policies of governance into competitive ones following imagined global gold standards. Using examples from North America, Europe and Asia, it explores how knowledge alchemy increasingly informs national and institutional policies and practices on economic performance, higher education, research and innovation.

The book examines how governments around the world have embraced global models of world-class university, human capital and talent competition as essential in ensuring national competitiveness. Through its analysis, the book shows how this strongly future-oriented and anticipatory knowledge governance is steered by a surge of global classifications, rankings and indicators, resulting in numerous comparisons of various domains that today form more constraining global policy scripts.
FörlagBristol University Press
Antal sidor208
ISBN (tryckt)9781529214406
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781529214420
StatusPublicerad - 31 maj 2023
MoE-publikationstypC1 Separata vetenskapliga böcker


NamnTransnational Administration and Global Policy Series
FörlagBristol University Press


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