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Jessica Smartt Gullion

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029766

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001

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Epistemic Privilege

Epistemic Privilege

(p.133) 6 Epistemic Privilege
Fracking the Neighborhood

Jessica Smartt Gullion

The MIT Press

This chapter defines epistemic privilege in environmental controversies. It also discusses the role of science in policy making and brings up questions about the influences of power in discursive practice. Included is an overview of the precautionary principle, and of the production of peer reviewed research.

Keywords:   Environmentalism, Public policy, Science, Precautionary Principle, Peer review

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