Science and politics - relating the 'can' and 'should' of sustainable development

Blowers, Andrew, Boersema, Jan and Martin, Adrian ORCID: (2007) Science and politics - relating the 'can' and 'should' of sustainable development. Environmental Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1569-3430

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One of the recurrent themes in the editorials of Environmental Sciences has been the relationship between science and policy. The concern has been not so much with the methods of science and how they are translated into policy (important though these are), rather we have tried to focus on how scientific (and other forms of) knowledge are integrated within the social and political context. An underlying question for us has been: how does scientific inquiry interact with political processes and practices to determine environmental policy making? At the same time, we must recognize that the dominant values and processes of a global neoliberalism act as constraints defining and determining what, in environmental terms, is possible, practicable and desirable. In the current state of affairs there appear to be considerable limits to the prospects for truly sustainable forms of development.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 09:12
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 14:41
DOI: 10.1080/15693430701311515

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