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The Resource Global institutions and social knowledge : generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s, Virginia M. Walsh ; [foreword by Oran R. Young]

Global institutions and social knowledge : generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s, Virginia M. Walsh ; [foreword by Oran R. Young]

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Global institutions and social knowledge : generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s
Title
Global institutions and social knowledge
Title remainder
generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s
Statement of responsibility
Virginia M. Walsh ; [foreword by Oran R. Young]
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This theoretical and empirical study examines the influence of global institutions on the generation of scientific knowledge. Virginia Walsh's approach reverses the traditional focus of international relations literature--which most often deals with how scientific knowledge influences institutions--and offers an original way to look at international environmental governance. After proposing a theory of institutional mechanisms by which global institutions shape the generation of knowledge, the book turns to detailed case studies of two institutions in the under- studied but vital area of marine science, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, to illustrate these mechanisms.In part 1, "Theory," the book identifies three specific mechanisms or "fixes" that provide the means by which institutions shape the generation and use of knowledge. With the positional fix, key individuals use their social roles or positions in an institution to influence the beliefs of members or fix the direction of research. The statutory fix occurs when beliefs gain acceptance as a consequence of being embedded in rules or treaties. The committee fix is illustrated in the regularized practices through which social groups accept statements as group beliefs. Part 2, "Evidence," shows these mechanisms at work in the two case studies. The Scripps Institution, for example, illustrates the positional fix, as successive directors used their position to frame research. The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, on the other hand, exemplifies both the statutory fix and the committee fix in its regulatory actions
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Walsh, Virginia M
Dewey number
306.42
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GC57
LC item number
.W25 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Series statement
Politics, science, and the environment
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  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
  • Marine sciences
  • Research institutes
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Marine sciences
  • Research institutes
Label
Global institutions and social knowledge : generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s, Virginia M. Walsh ; [foreword by Oran R. Young]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-166) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Global institutions and social knowledge
  • II.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s
  • 3.
  • Exploring Pacific ecosystems : Scripps Institution, 1905-1917
  • 4.
  • Scripps Institution, 1917-1940
  • 5.
  • Scripps Institution, World War II, and the Cold War
  • 6.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1950s-1990s
  • Foreword
  • Oran R. Young
  • I.
  • Theory
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
Control code
57190266
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages).
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781417561926
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3298
  • 9780262285704
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57190266
Label
Global institutions and social knowledge : generating research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s, Virginia M. Walsh ; [foreword by Oran R. Young]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Global institutions and social knowledge
  • II.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s-1990s
  • 3.
  • Exploring Pacific ecosystems : Scripps Institution, 1905-1917
  • 4.
  • Scripps Institution, 1917-1940
  • 5.
  • Scripps Institution, World War II, and the Cold War
  • 6.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1950s-1990s
  • Foreword
  • Oran R. Young
  • I.
  • Theory
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
Control code
57190266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417561926
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3298
  • 9780262285704
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57190266

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