A decade of learning about publics, participation, and climate change:Institutionalising reflexivity?

Pallett, H. and Chilvers, J. (2013) A decade of learning about publics, participation, and climate change:Institutionalising reflexivity? Environment and Planning A, 45 (5). pp. 1162-1183. ISSN 0308-518X

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Abstract

Building on previous studies of participatory learning amongst individuals within discrete participation processes, the authors examine organisationally situated processes of learning related to public participation in science and environmental governance. Qualitative analysis of documents and semistructured interviews is used to explore frames of participation, publics, and the issue of climate change, both transforming and stable. This illuminates trends of learning in the context of the organisational network around the UK Government-funded body Sciencewise and related organisations, from 2000 to 2010. It is argued that formal organisational learning mechanisms foster instrumental learning, precluding reflective and relational learning which could potentially transform organisational assumptions and routines around participation. However, informal social networks have promoted transformative social learning and reflexivity at particular moments during the decade.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public engagement,learning,institutional reflexivity,frames
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 17:02
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/52050
DOI: 10.1068/a45252

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