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Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy.

Waterton, Claire and Wynne, Brian (1996) Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy. Journal of European Public Policy, 3 (3). pp. 421-440.

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Abstract

This article examines the role of scientific knowledge in European environmental policy. However, it docs so with a wider interest in mind, namely the putative building of a European political culture. In order to do so it attempts to identify some underlying cultural dimensions of scientific discourses for policy - of standardization, comparability and objectivity. We analyse one case in detail, that of nature classification under the European CORINE1 environmental information system. We argue that some basic assumptions made in the construction of this environmental information system have implications not only for science and policy in the sphere of the environment, but for broader debates about identifications with European political culture.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of European Public Policy
Uncontrolled Keywords: CORINE ; EEA ; environmental policy ; Europe ; standardization
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 22096
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2009 16:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 15:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22096

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