Envrionmental expertise : connecting science, policy and society
- Full Title:
- Envrionmental expertise : connecting science, policy and society
- Turnhout, Esther.
- Other Author:
- Tuinstra, Willemijn.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Esther Turnhout, Willemijn Tuinstra and Willem Halffman,.
- xvii, 270 p.
- An important goal of environmental research is to inform policy and decision making. However, environmental experts working at the interface between science, policy and society...
Summary:An important goal of environmental research is to inform policy and decision making. However, environmental experts working at the interface between science, policy and society face complex challenges, including how to identify sources of disagreement over environmental issues, communicate uncertainties and limitations of knowledge, and tackle controversial topics such as genetic modification and the use of biofuels. This book discusses the problems environmental experts encounter in the interaction between knowledge, society, and policy on both a practical and conceptual level. Key findings from social science research are illustrated with a range of case studies, from fisheries to fracking. The book offers guidance on how to tackle these challenges, equipping readers with tools to better understand the diversity of environmental knowledge and its role in complex environmental issues. Written by leading natural and social scientists, this text provides an essential resource for students, scientists and professionals working at the science-policy interface.
- List of contributors Preface List of abbreviations 1. Introduction: the plight of the environmental scientist Willem Halffman, Esther Turnhout and Willemijn Tuinstra 2. What is...
Contents:List of contributors Preface List of abbreviations 1. Introduction: the plight of the environmental scientist Willem Halffman, Esther Turnhout and Willemijn Tuinstra 2. What is science? (And why does this matter?) Willem Halffman 3. Frames: beyond facts versus values Willem Halffman Case A. Framing climate change Mike Hulme 4. Science, politics and the public in knowledge controversies Esther Turnhout and Thomas Gieryn Case B. What does 'climategate' tell us about public knowledge controversies? Silke Beck Case C. Whose deficit anyway? Institutional misunderstanding of fracking sceptical publics Laurence Williams and Phil Macnaghten 5. The limits to knowledge Willemijn Tuinstra, Ad Ragas and Willem Halffman Case D. Angry bulbs Ad Ragas and Marga Jacobs 6. Usable knowledge: science, policy and society Willemijn Tuinstra, Willem Halffman and Esther Turnhout Case E. Expertise for European fisheries policy Willem Halffman and Martin Pastoors 7. Interdisciplinarity and the challenge of knowledge integration Esther Turnhout Case F. Knowledge integration in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Clark Miller Case G. Integrated assessment for long-range transboundary air pollution Willemijn Tuinstra 8. Lay expertise Esther Turnhout and Katja Neves Case H. Lay expertise and botanical science: a case of dynamic interdependencies in biodiversity conservation Katja Neves Case I. The Loweswater Care Project Claire Waterton 9. Environmental Experts at the science-policy-society interface Esther Turnhout Case J. Group Think and whistle blowers in CO2 capture and storage Heleen de Coninck 10. Environmental knowledge in democracy Esther Turnhout, Willem Halffman and Willemijn Tuinstra 11. Conclusion: science, reason and the environment Willem Halffman, Willemijn Tuinstra and Esther Turnhout
- Publisher & Date:
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- Date of Publication:
- Cambridge University Press
- C 93
- 9781107098749 (hbk)
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