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Governing the air : the dynamics of sciencie, policy, and citizen interaction / edited by Rolf Lidskog, Göran Sundqvist

Contributor(s): Lidskog, Rolf [editor] | Sundqvist, Göran [editor].
Publisher: United States of America : MIT Press, ©2011Description: xiv, 368 páginas : ilustraciones ; 23 cm.Content type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9780262016506.Subject(s): Aire -- Polusión -- Cooperación internacional -- Europa | Aire -- Polusión -- Prevensión -- Participación ciudadana -- Europa | Gestión de la calidad del aire -- Política gubernamental -- EuropaDDC classification: 363.7392561094
Contents:
Policy and institutions. -- The improving effectiveness of CLRTAP: due to c clever desing?. -- Institucional linkages and european air pollution politics. -- Tranboundary sciencie for transational air pollution policies in europe. -- Exoertise and learning. -- Citizen engagement with the politics of air quality: lesson for social theory, science studies, and enveromental sociology. -- Evironmental governance an research.
Summary: Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, the book not only assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air, but also offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. These dynamics are of pivotal concern today, in light of emerging international governance problems related to climate change. The contributors, all prominent social scientists specializing in international environmental governance, review earlier findings, analyze the current situation, and discuss future directions for both empirical and theoretical work. The chapters discuss the institutional dimensions of international efforts to combat air pollution, examining the effectiveness of CLRTAP (Convention for Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution) and the political complexity of the European Union; offer a broad overview and detailed case studies of the roles of science, expertise, and learning; and examine the "missing link" in air pollution policies: citizen involvement. Changing political conditions, evolving scientific knowledge, and the need for citizen engagement offer significant challenges for air pollution policy making. By focusing on process rather than product, learning rather than knowledge, and strategies rather than interests, this book gives a nuanced view of how air pollution is made governable.
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Experts offer theoretical and empirical analyses that view the regulation of transboundary air pollution as a dynamic process.

Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, the book not only assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air, but also offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. These dynamics are of pivotal concern today, in light of emerging international governance problems related to climate change. The contributors, all prominent social scientists specializing in international environmental governance, review earlier findings, analyze the current situation, and discuss future directions for both empirical and theoretical work.

The chapters discuss the institutional dimensions of international efforts to combat air pollution, examining the effectiveness of CLRTAP (Convention for Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution) and the political complexity of the European Union; offer a broad overview and detailed case studies of the roles of science, expertise, and learning; and examine the "missing link" in air pollution policies: citizen involvement.

Changing political conditions, evolving scientific knowledge, and the need for citizen engagement offer significant challenges for air pollution policy making. By focusing on process rather than product, learning rather than knowledge, and strategies rather than interests, this book gives a nuanced view of how air pollution is made governable.

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Policy and institutions. -- The improving effectiveness of CLRTAP: due to c clever desing?. -- Institucional linkages and european air pollution politics. -- Tranboundary sciencie for transational air pollution policies in europe. -- Exoertise and learning. -- Citizen engagement with the politics of air quality: lesson for social theory, science studies, and enveromental sociology. -- Evironmental governance an research.

Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, the book not only assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air, but also offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. These dynamics are of pivotal concern today, in light of emerging international governance problems related to climate change. The contributors, all prominent social scientists specializing in international environmental governance, review earlier findings, analyze the current situation, and discuss future directions for both empirical and theoretical work. The chapters discuss the institutional dimensions of international efforts to combat air pollution, examining the effectiveness of CLRTAP (Convention for Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution) and the political complexity of the European Union; offer a broad overview and detailed case studies of the roles of science, expertise, and learning; and examine the "missing link" in air pollution policies: citizen involvement. Changing political conditions, evolving scientific knowledge, and the need for citizen engagement offer significant challenges for air pollution policy making. By focusing on process rather than product, learning rather than knowledge, and strategies rather than interests, this book gives a nuanced view of how air pollution is made governable.

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Rolf Lidskog is Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at #65533;rebro University, Sweden. G#65533;ran Sundqvist is Professor of Science, Technology, and Culture at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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