Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis

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Transaction Publishers - 500 lappuses
This volume probes practical dilemmas and competing re- search perspectives in environmental policy analysis. Scholars working in different fields, research traditions, societies, and policy domains offer significant insights into the processes and consequences of environmental policy making.

Part 1, "Coping with Boundaries," describes present-day conflict between experts and greater public participation in environmental policy. It shows that the institutionalization of increasingly complex environmental problems has led to a conflict between technocracy and democracy. Part 2, "The Transnational Challenge," examines modes of cooperation between grassroots movements, scientists, and regional authorities in the United States and Canada. These and other modes of cooperation laid the foundations for the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, increased the effectiveness of air pollution treaties, and increased climate change. Part 3, "Bio-Hazards: Policies and Paralysis," deals with environmental prob-lems closest to the everyday concerns of the public at large because they have immediate implications for food safety and other values. Part 4, "The Citizens' Perspective," focuses on citizen vis--vis environmental policy, noting that in order to make policies work citizens must be willing and able to participate in policy-making and cooperate in implementing environmental choices. Part 5, "Confronting Ordinary and Expert Knowledge," explores opportunities and constraints affecting public participation in evaluation of science. Part 6, "Developments in Research Programming," addresses such questions as whether scientists still have opportunities to do the research they want without being interrupted or disturbed by policy makers and other stakeholders. Part 7, "Policy Sciences' Aspirations," explores different avenues for improving environmental policy.

Volume twelve in the PSRA series should inspire further investigations of the relations among knowledge, power, and participation in environmental policy. It will be of timely interest to environmentalists, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public.

Matthijs Hisschemller is senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University in Amsterdam. Rob Hoppe is professor and chair of the Policy Studies unit of University of Twente's Faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy. William N. Dunn is professor of Public Policy and Management in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Jerry R. Ravetz is director of the Research Methods Consultancy Ltd., in London.

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Knowledge Power and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis An Introduction
Beyond Technocratic Environmentalism Citizen Inquiry in Sustainable Development
Coping with Intractable Controversies The Case for Problem Structuring in Policy Design and Analysis
Democratic Expertise Integrating Knowledge Power and Participation
Toward a Best Practice of Constructing Serviceable Truths
The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Its Past Successes and Uncertain Future
Effectiveness of Air Pollution Treaties The Role of Knowledge Power and Participation
From Arrhenius to the Kyoto Protocol Climate Change and the Interplay between Science and Policy
Description and Explanation of the Greening of the World A Methodological and Theoretical Challenge for Survey Methodology As Illustrated by R...
Public Perceptions of Environmental Risks and Willingness to Act
Integrated Assessment Modeling and the Participatory Challenge The Case of Climate Change
Participation and Expert Knowledge A Case Study Analysis of Scientific Models and Their Publics
Steering Research Toward Policy The Case of Social Science and Environmental Change
Aggregation Machines A Political Science of Science Approach to the Future of the PeerReview System
Using the Method of Context Validation to Mitigate Type III Errors in Environmental Policy Analysis
Knowledge Use and Political Choice in Dutch Environmental Policy A ProblemStructuring Perspective on Real Life Experiments in Extended Peer R...

FrameReflective Policy Analysis in Practice CoEvolution of a Policy Regime and an Intractable Controversy in Biotechnology
The Genetically Modified Maize Debacle A Case Study of Policymakers Failure to Deal with Scientific Uncertainty Even After BSE
Civilization and Madness The Great BSE Scare of 1996
Models of Risks An Exploration

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