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

By Martin Kowarsch

While monetary and different social technology services is critical for winning public policy-making relating to international weather switch, social scientists face trade-offs among the medical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage recommendation. From a philosophical viewpoint, this booklet systematically addresses those trade-offs and different an important demanding situations dealing with the built-in fiscal checks of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather switch (IPCC). in keeping with John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather switch economics, the e-book develops a elegant science-policy version and particular instructions for those exams of weather coverage strategies. The center proposal is to scientifically discover a number of the sensible implications of different weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including different stakeholders. this is able to facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying technique touching on 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 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 procedure built during this quantity has already prompted the new socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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