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PUBLICATIONID : 16601
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : Policy for science for policy: A commentary on Lambright on ozone depletion and acid rain
ORIG_TITLE : Policy for science for policy: A commentary on Lambright on ozone depletion and acid rain
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA and MM Betsill
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA and MM Betsill
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : UNIV COLORADO,DEPT POLIT SCI,BOULDER,CO 80309
PUBLISHER : ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 3
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Res. Policy
BEGINPAGE : 157
ENDPAGE : 168
VOLUME : 26
ISSUE : 2
PUBLISH_DATE : MAY
YEAR : 1997
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/1997.11.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:A1997YB75900002
CITATION : 9
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 0048-7333
IDS : YB759
DOI : 10.1016/S0048-7333(97)00020-6
ABSTRACT : Scientists face increasing pressure to demonstrate how their work contributes to societal objectives. Likewise, policy makers proposing environmental policies are often asked to provide the scientific basis on which their proposals are based. These twin pressures are forcing a closer connection between science and policy. In our view, policy-for-science-for-policy is a recursive process of defining societal goals, using those goals to identify questions to be addressed by science, then relating the findings of science back to the original goals, and if necessary, revisiting the goals themselves. Any policy analysis that focuses solely on policy-for-science or on science-for-policy tells only part of the story. To illustrate the need for and utility of a more integrative framework we critique a recent study of science and policy in the case stratospheric ozone depletion provided by W.H. Lambright in the September 1995 issue of Research Policy and in the process offer an alternative analysis. We find that the primary lesson of the ozone experience, supported in the case of acid rain, lies not in the conduct of research by government agencies or in the efforts of research managers to provide entrepreneurial leadership, but in the establishment of a healthy policy process -a policy-for-science-for-policy- that connected scientists and decision makers in pursuit of a common goal. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
KEYWORDS : ozone depletion; acid rain; policy relevance; policy-for-science-for-policy
KEYWORD_PLUS : PROGRAM
AREA : Business & Economics; Public Administration
PUBLICATION : RESEARCH POLICY
PLACE : AMSTERDAM
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 16601
PAGES : 157-168
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), NATL CTR ATMOSPHER RES,ENVIRONM & SOCIETAL IMPACTS GRP,POB 3000,BOULDER,CO 80307, USA
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA; Betsill, MM
REFERENCES_NUM : 32
PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
COUNT : 1
VETTED : 1