Insight #28: Anna-Katharina Hornidge on social constructivism

This insight episode is taken from full episode 058, Stefan’s conversation with Anna-Katharina Hornidge.

Anna is the Director of the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany, one of the leading research institutions and think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. She is also a Professor of Global Sustainable Development at the University of Bonn.

Anna refers to herself as a Development and Knowledge Sociologist with a focus on natural resource governance and sense-making, the social construction of knowledges and ‘realities’, as well as cultures of knowledge production and sharing. She is also an advocate of transformative science to advance inter- and transdisciplinary science cooperation.

In the clip, we explore Anna’s views on social constructivism, how it contrasts with other science perspectives, and how it is useful for understanding challenges at the science-policy interface.

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