Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis: An Introduction

Matthijs Hisschemöller, Rob Hoppe, William N. Dunn, Jerry R. Ravetz

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    Abstract

    Knowledge, power, and participation are absolutely central to the understanding of any policy. But it is the area of environmental policy issues where, from the 1970s onwards, an impressive knowledge base has become available across various disciplines and research traditions. The process of rethinking scientific and political rationality is evident in developments within converging fields such as political science, including international relations, public administration and implementation studies; the utilization of knowledge tradition in the policy sciences; the sociology of science and technology; technology and integrated environmental assessment; and philosophy of science. The study of environmental policy issues tends to bring about a convergence between research areas in political science that have stood apart for most of the twentieth century. The implications for political theory have drawn attention especially since the nuclear power issue provoked a flow of publications in the 1980s. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKnowledge, Power and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis
    EditorsMatthijs Hisschemöller, Rob Hoppe, William N. Dunn, Jerry R. Ravetz
    Place of PublicationNew Brunswick/London
    PublisherTransaction Publishers
    Chapter1
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)0-7658-0076-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Publication series

    NamePolicy studies review annual
    PublisherTransaction Publishers
    Volume12

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    Hisschemöller, M., Hoppe, R., Dunn, W. N., & Ravetz, J. R. (2001). Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis: An Introduction. In M. Hisschemöller, R. Hoppe, W. N. Dunn, & J. R. Ravetz (Eds.), Knowledge, Power and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis (Policy studies review annual; Vol. 12). New Brunswick/London: Transaction Publishers. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351325721-1