Turmoil in American Public Policy: Science, Democracy, and the Environment

Turmoil in American Public Policy: Science, Democracy, and the Environment

Turmoil in American Public Policy: Science, Democracy, and the Environment

Turmoil in American Public Policy: Science, Democracy, and the Environment

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Excerpt

How do natural scientists fit into the U.S. environmental policymaking process? That is the key question this book addresses and attempts to answer. It is a complicated question, and it has a complicated answer.

To deal with these complications, we offer a textbook format that is grounded in empirical evidence. the format is that of a standard textbook that delineates major topics and themes, followed by reflection questions and suggested readings for students. the findings from hundreds of personal interviews with natural scientists and social scientists, completed over the past twenty years (including this year), provide the empirical evidence. the result is a book that explores the intricacies of the science–policy linkage that pervades environmental policymaking in the United States. We create a framework that students at both undergraduate and graduate levels can appreciate; one where they can delve into the murky world of politics that marks American public policymaking. At the same time, it is a framework that allows policymakers, scientists, and other interested parties to consider the philosophical and practical question of why linking science to environmental policymaking in a meaningful way is such a difficult task.

Our book is built on a foundation set forth by the many studies of environmental policymaking that have been conducted over the past several decades. Many of these studies and what their authors say about the interface of science and policy are highlighted throughout the chapters. As much as possible, we put the names of those we are citing right in the text so readers can identify whose works we are outlining. If readers want to get the full gist of the arguments being presented, they can then explore far beyond what we have highlighted by going directly to the primary sources. We hope that by putting the names of these scholars in the middle of the conversation (as well as in a reading list at the end of each chapter), we will provide readers with a head start to find out more about what these scholars have to say.

We feel that it is important to promote the work of these experts because doing so exposes students to the names of scholars (and others) who are at the forefront . . .

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