Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (Politics, Science, and the Environment)

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In recent years, Earth systems science has advanced rapidly, helping to transform climate change and other planetary risks into major political issues. Changing the Atmosphere strengthens our understanding of this important link between expert knowledge and environmental governance. In so doing, it illustrates how the emerging field of science and technology studies can inform our understanding of the human dimensions of global environmental change.

Incorporating historical, sociological, and philosophical approaches, Changing the Atmosphere presents detailed empirical studies of climate science and its uptake into public policy. Topics include the scientific, political, and social processes involved in the creation of scientific knowledge about climate change; the historical and contemporary role of expert knowledge in creating and perpetuating policy concern about climate change; and the place of science in institutions of global environmental governance such as the World Meteorological Organization, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Together, the essays demonstrate fundamental connections between the science and politics of planet Earth. In the struggle to create sustainable forms of environmental governance, they indicate, a necessary first step is to understand how communities achieve credible, authoritative representations of nature.

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Paul N. Edwards, Dale Jamieson, Sheila Jasanoff, Chunglin Kwa, Clark Miller, Stephen D. Norton, Stephen H. Schneider, Simon Shackley, Frederick Suppe

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Paul N. Edwards is Professor of Information and History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (2010) and a coeditor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), both published by the MIT Press.
Clark A. Miller is Associate Professor of Science and Technology Policy and International Relations at Arizona State University. He is a coeditor (with Paul Edwards) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), published by the MIT Press, and (with Sean Hays, Jason Robert, and Ira Bennett of Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future (2013), published by Springer.

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This is an impressive, provocative, and interesting collection of essays. It should be of particular interest to political scientists and students of science studies and should also appeal to policy analysts, policymakers, and participants in the Conference of the Parties.

(Ronnie D. Lipschutz, University of California, Santa Cruz)

This is a timely and well-done volume that delivers what the title promises: a study of how expert knowledge and global environmental governance interact in dealing with anthopogenic changes of the atmosphere.

(Carlo C. Jaeger, Head, Social Systems Department, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

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