New PDF release: A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate

By Martin Kowarsch

ISBN-10: 3319432796

ISBN-13: 9783319432793

While fiscal and different social technology services is fundamental for profitable public policy-making concerning international weather swap, social scientists face trade-offs among the clinical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage recommendation. From a philosophical point of view, this publication systematically addresses those trade-offs and different an important demanding situations dealing with the built-in financial exams of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather switch (IPCC). in accordance with John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather swap economics, the e-book develops a elegant science-policy version and particular guidance for those exams of weather coverage suggestions. The middle thought is to scientifically discover a number of the sensible implications of different weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including diversified stakeholders. this is able to facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying approach touching on disputed coverage matters. This quantity makes novel contributions to 3 strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) technological know-how in coverage; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates in regards to the layout of medical exams, together with the continual IPCC reform debate. This paintings is therefore attention-grabbing for philosophers and different students reflecting at the science-policy interface, but in addition for overview practitioners, weather policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy process built during this quantity has already prompted the new socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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