Special Issue "Producing Knowledge and Expertise to Govern for a Sustainable Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: knowledge production; science–policy–public relations; boundary work; boundary organizations; environmental governance; biodiversity loss; climate change
In all aspects of governing for a sustainable future, (scientific) knowledge and expertise are at the core. This is especially so when it comes to governing environmental problems which, due to their character, are dependent on science to be defined and explained. With the growing number of socially and technologically generated environmental risks, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and chemical use, individuals and organizations at all levels of society need to relate to and make use of complex information and knowledge in their decision-making on a daily basis. Thus, perhaps now more than ever, it is of great importance to explore and explain the processes that precede the (scientific) knowledge and expertise that we so heavily depend on in environmental governance.
Where do the knowledge and expertise come from, how are they produced, who is producing them, and how are they used and with what results?
This Special Issue of Sustainability addresses these questions by focusing on the relation between knowledge production and environmental governance at local, regional, and global levels. Together, the contributions explore how this relation is manifested and how it plays out at these different levels of society as well as how the different levels influence one another. This exploration of (scientific) knowledge, expertise, and environmental governance includes questions on the relation between knowledge producers, knowledge systems, and social spheres, such as science, policy, and publics.
Dr. Karin M. Gustafsson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Environmental governance
- Knowledge production
- Knowledge brokering
- Boundary work
- Indigenous knowledge
- Local knowledge
- Citizen science