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The Resource Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling

Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling

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Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment
Title
Rationality and the environment
Title remainder
decision-making in environmental politics and assessment
Statement of responsibility
Bo Elling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Environmental assessment and management involve the production of scientific knowledge and its use in decision making processes. The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management purposes that actually have strong ethical and aesthetic dimensions. Yet these rational political frameworks lack the tools to provide guidance on ethical and aesthetic issues that affect the wider public." "This revolutionary work argues that ethical and aesthetic dimensions can only be brought into environmental politics and policies by citizens actively taking a stand on the specific matters in question. The author draws on Habermas' trisection of rationality as cognitive-instrumental, moral-practical and aesthetic-expressive, to suggest that truly effective environmental policy needs to activate all three approaches and not favor only the rational. To achieve this objective, the author argues that public participation in environmental policy and assessment is necessary to counteract the dictatorship of technical and economic instrumentality in environmental policy the failure to take ethical and aesthetic rationalities into account and, more importantly, how such policy is applied on the ground to shape our natural and material world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elling, Bo
Dewey number
363.7/0561
Index
index present
LC call number
GE170
LC item number
.E46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Political science
  • Decision making
Label
Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173809123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781844075249
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007041582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173809123
Label
Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173809123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781844075249
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007041582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173809123

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