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Introduction: beyond crisis in the knowledge economy

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Publication date4/05/2017
Host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science
EditorsDavid Tyfield, Rebecca Lave, Sanuel Randalls, Charles Thorpe
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9781138922983
Original languageEnglish

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NameRoutledge International Handbooks
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

Introducing the Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science, this chapter summarizes the crisis of the neoliberal knowledge economy across several dimensions, and points to new avenues of enquiry and engaged research, highlighting the work illustrated in the subsequent chapters. It concludes that the political economy of research and innovation is a key but neglected dimension of politics in the 21st century.