Going to extremes: Cass Sunstein on extremism, “crippled epistemology” and group polarisation

Back in 2009 American scholar Cass Sunstein published an important book entitled Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide. Drawing on group dynamics research he asserts that “some of the best and worst developments in social life are a product of group dynamics, in which members of organizations, both small and large, move …

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Examining the role of anticipatory knowledge in institutional change

Initially major motivations for doing my PhD research were to contribute to the evidence base that underpins ‘foresight’ work (given that formal evaluations are rarely conducted and practitioners rarely have the time or the capacity to do this research), and to contribute to a better understanding of the roles such tools and practices can play …

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