Berkeley ESPM 169 - Knowledge Politics I - Science and Policy (6 pages)

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University of California, Berkeley
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Espm 169 - International Environmental Politics

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1 ESPM 169 Knowledge Politics I Science and Policy October 10 2002 Logistics a b c d Return papers if desired will go over some aspects in sections This Friday section Section reading Group exercise 1 Why are we concerned about knowledge politics a Knowledge politics is defined broadly as the use of knowledge for political ends b Uncertainty in environmental politics particularly at global levels i About workings of ecosystems ii About nature of influence of humans iii About means to address environmental problems c Uncertainty increases exponentially into the future d Interdependence of science and policy policy makers need scientific knowledge scientists benefit from policy derived programs research thrives on ignorance and uncertainty Science is one dimension of knowledge Scientists are usually involved in international environmental politics because they may hold important answers BUT how are these answers generated translated and inserted into IEP Science is necessary but not sufficient 2 How knowledge politics fits into the IEP puzzle a International cooperation i Influence at different policy cycles agenda setting negotiation implementation monitoring ii Influence on determinants of success KHL s 3Cs especially concern Young s six determinants especially simplicity of issues b Nature of biodiversity i Role of important scientists EO Wilson Thomas Lovejoy ii Certainty in habitat loss versus uncertainty in species loss focus on biodiversity hotspots 2 c Evolution of convention i Increasing emphasis on biotechnology are scientists driving the framing process d Power politics i Who holds scientific key to using biodiversity ii What role for indigenous technical knowledge ITK e October 18 21 Section readings Jasanoff Haas 3 What counts as science and who are the scientists a Science has evolved in a close important and yet ambivalent relationship with industrialization Culture of science scientific method science is distinguished from ordinary knowledge on the



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