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Pure science or policy involvement? Ambiguous boundary-work for Swedish carbon cycle science

Lövbrand, Eva LU (2007) In Environmental Science and Policy 10(1). p.39-47
Abstract
In theory, the interaction between the worlds of environmental science and policy may seem straightforward. From a realm outside politics and power, scientists provide relevant knowledge about nature upon which informed policy decisions could be based. However, in reality this linear model tends to be replaced by a much more complex relationship where the distinction between facts and values, knowledge and interests is less clear cut. In this paper, I explore links between science, policy and power through an interview study conducted with Swedish carbon cycle scientists and government negotiators to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Drawing on a co-production model of science-policy interplay this paper addresses the... (More)
In theory, the interaction between the worlds of environmental science and policy may seem straightforward. From a realm outside politics and power, scientists provide relevant knowledge about nature upon which informed policy decisions could be based. However, in reality this linear model tends to be replaced by a much more complex relationship where the distinction between facts and values, knowledge and interests is less clear cut. In this paper, I explore links between science, policy and power through an interview study conducted with Swedish carbon cycle scientists and government negotiators to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Drawing on a co-production model of science-policy interplay this paper addresses the implications of a mutually constitutive relationship between carbon cycle science and climate policy. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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broker, knowledge, co-production, science-policy interplay, regulatory science, Kyoto protocol, LULUCF
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Environmental Science and Policy
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1
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39 - 47
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Elsevier
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1462-9011
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10.1016/j.envsci.2006.10.003
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Environmental Science and Policy},
  title        = {Pure science or policy involvement? Ambiguous boundary-work for Swedish carbon cycle science},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2006.10.003},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2007},
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