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PUBLICATIONID : 7249
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article; Proceedings Paper
TITLE : When scientists politicize science: making sense of controversy over The Skeptical Environmentalist
ORIG_TITLE : When scientists politicize science: making sense of controversy over The Skeptical Environmentalist
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : ELSEVIER SCI LTD
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Environ. Sci. Policy
BEGINPAGE : 405
ENDPAGE : 417
VOLUME : 7
ISSUE : 5
YEAR : 2004
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/publications/special/pielke_tse_debate.html
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000223824700005
CITATION : 56
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-02-21 11:51:46
ISSN : 1462-9011
IDS : 853JX
DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2004.06.004
ABSTRACT : Scholars of science and society have long understood that in all but the most trivial of cases science cannot compel specific political outcomes. Rather, scientific understandings are frequently either intrinsically uncertain or diverse enough to be used to justify a range of competing political agendas. This paper argues that despite these understandings the use of science by scientists as a means of negotiating for desired political outcomes - the politicization of science by scientists - threatens the development of effective policies in contested issues. By tying themselves to politics, rather than policy, scientists necessarily restrict their value and the value of their science. The essay proceeds in four parts. It first discusses why the politicization of science by scientists might be worth our concern. Second, it reviews the debate over the publication of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Third, it suggests that arguments that embraces a "linear model" (i.e., get the facts right, then act) of science's relationship with policy encourage the politicization of science. The fourth section discusses a range of perspectives on the politicization of science by scientists, and the paper concludes with a discussion of an alternative way to think about the relationship between science, politics and policy. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KEYWORDS : politicization of science; politics; policy; environment; Lomborg
KEYWORD_PLUS : POLICY
AREA : Environmental Sciences & Ecology
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
PLACE : OXFORD
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 7249
PAGES : 405-417
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,UCB 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
COUNT : 1
CONFERENCE_NAME : Symposium on the Politicization of Science - Learning from the Lomborg Affair
CONFERENCE_DATE : FEB, 2002
CONFERENCE_PLACE : Boston, MA