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Du laboratoire scientifique à l'ordre constitutionnel. : Analyser la représentation à la suite des études sociales des sciences.

Abstract : From scientific laboratories to constitutional orders Science and Technology Studies (STS) have deeply transformed the analysis of scientific representation. From an STS perspective, scientific representation is less the more or less exact depiction of a stable physical reality than the outcome of the construction of chains of mediations. Following this approach, representation is understood as an instrumented process, the effects of which relate to the material existence itself, and the validity of which depends on the spaces where it travels. This approach can be adopted when describing political representation understood as the process by which representatives are chosen. The case of hybrid situations shows that the description in the terms of the chains of mediations does not have to qualify either "scientific" or "political" domains. Hybrid situations are not to study for their own sake, but as components of constitutional orders, which can be analyzed as articulations between devices of representation.
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Brice Laurent. Du laboratoire scientifique à l'ordre constitutionnel. : Analyser la représentation à la suite des études sociales des sciences.. Raisons politiques, Presses de Science Po, 2013, pp.137-155. ⟨10.3917/rai.050.0137⟩. ⟨hal-00839940⟩

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