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Science in Environmental PolicyThe Politics of Objective Advice$
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Ann Campbell Keller

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013123

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.001.0001

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Scientists and Implementation

Scientists and Implementation

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(p.139) 4 Scientists and Implementation
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Science in Environmental Policy
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Ann Campbell Keller

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013123.003.0005

This chapter discusses the impact of boundaries between science and policy and the limitation of scientists’ participation in policy deliberations and their policy narratives. The chapter also highlights the idea that scientists must take actions that may be perceived as political. It analyzes three types of boundary work that provide support and space in this setting for scientists to address policy-relevant questions. The chapter further focuses on the status of science in two federal research programs, the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) and the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which have both been created to study acid rain and climate change.

Keywords:   federal research programs, boundary work, acid rain, climate change, scientists

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