Introduction: The Elephant in the Living Room, OR Advancing the Conversation about the Politics of Evidence

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina

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Abstract

Proem What is evidence to the Bush administration other than something that gets in its way? On December 3, 2007, a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report was released by the United States and its sixteen interagency intelligence community. e eight-page summation of its fi ndings2 stated with “high confi - dence” that Iran had suspended its eff ort to procure or produce nuclear weapons in 2003. is revelation came as news to many in the West, for as late as October 2007, U.S. President George W. Bush had made numerous statements to the contrary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence
EditorsNorman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
PublisherRoutledge
Pages9-52
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9781315421414
ISBN (Print)9781598743227, 9781598743210
StatePublished - May 15 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series
Volume3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences

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  • Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence

    Denzin, N. K. (ed.) & Giardina, M. D. (ed.), May 15 2008, Routledge. 352 p. (International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series; vol. 3)

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