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The complexity of evidence for sustainable development policy : analysing the boundary work of the UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

TURNPENNY, J.
School of Political, Social and International Studies, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, Royaume-Uni
RUSSEL, D.
Dept. of Politics, Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni
RAYER, J.
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research/CSERGE, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This paper investigates the relationship between evidence, governance and institutions in the pursuit of sustainable development through the example of the United Kingdom Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee. Drawing on Jasanoff’s work on issue framing and boundaries, it investigates what boundaries are drawn, how, why and by whom. The committee is found to play many roles, including analyst, forum for debate and political lever, all of which provide potential for influence on specific policies, and on the nature and space of political debate. It concludes that the rich and subtle variety of these boundaries, and different work carried out around them, confirms that a simple reading of the EAC’s remit of government scrutiny falls short of understanding how it works in practice.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Transactions - Institute of British Geographers (1965), issn : 0020-2754, 2013, vol. 38, n°. 4, p. 586-598, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Institute of British Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
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