ABSTRACT

This chapter reflects on the so-called ‘crisis of knowledge’ discussion (Dei et al., 2002). This discussion highlights how external factors, such as globalisation and commodification, often have negative implications on the way in which the ‘localised knowledge’ is contested, negotiated, constructed and applied. The main focus of this chapter is to add some new dimensions besides globalisation and commodification to this discussion. In particular, we argue that issues related to climate change bring new challenges to social conditions and constructions of the localised knowledge because knowledge is negotiated often in the light of such phenomena (Ahlborg and Nightingale, 2012).