A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate by Martin Kowarsch

By Martin Kowarsch

While monetary and different social technology services is crucial for winning public policy-making relating to international weather switch, social scientists face trade-offs among the clinical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage suggestion. From a philosophical viewpoint, this publication systematically addresses those trade-offs and different the most important demanding situations dealing with the built-in fiscal tests of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap (IPCC). in response to John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather switch economics, the e-book develops a cultured science-policy version and particular instructions for those tests of weather coverage thoughts. The center inspiration is to scientifically discover a number of the sensible implications of different weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including various stakeholders. this is able to facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying method referring to disputed coverage concerns. 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 concerning the layout of clinical tests, together with the continual IPCC reform debate. This paintings is therefore fascinating for philosophers and different students reflecting at the science-policy interface, but in addition for evaluate practitioners, weather policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy technique built during this quantity has already inspired the new socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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Quite a few issues are related to distributive questions (global burden sharing). 28 History and agreements of international climate policy The first international climate change conference was held in 1979, but without extensive political participation (Bodansky 2001). By the end of the 1980s, however, the climate problem had clearly become an international political issue, supported by, among other things, the generally increasing interest in environmental issues and sustainability together with specific reports and statements from scientists.

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