Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2011

Hardcover | September 6, 2015

bySusan Owens

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Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise examines the evolving role of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and it's influence on British environmental policy from its inception in 1970 to its closure in 2011.Drawing upon an extensive range of sources, this book provides the only full account of this influential body, and is a fascinating analysis of expertise and policy formation. Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise provides a wider contribution to insights on expertise and advisory practices, offering arich and detailed account of authority, autonomy, and trust, of the diverse roles that advisors can play, and draws important lessons about the nature of constructive interaction. Above all, it demonstrates the complexity and contingency of these interactions, contributing substantially to a theoryof expertise, and drawing out important implications for the future of "good advice".

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Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise examines the evolving role of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and it's influence on British environmental policy from its inception in 1970 to its closure in 2011.Drawing upon an extensive range of sources, this book provides the only full account of this influential body, and is a fasc...

Susan Owens is Professor of Environment and Policy at the University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, and a Professorial Fellow of Newnham College. Her research lies in the field of environmental governance, with particular interests in the role of knowledge, ideas, and expertise in policy formation and change. She is a Fellow of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198294654

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1. Knowledge, advice, and policy2. The environment in politics3. A standing royal commission4. Susan Owens and Tim Rayner: Risk, precaution, and governance: an evolution of ideas5. The quest for integration6. The circumstances of influence7. Giving good advice?Appendices:1. Reports of the Royal Commission and government responses2. Location of environmental functions in UK Government, 1970-20113. Interviewees (and other sources) by category4. United Kingdom and European legislation mentioned in the text5. Chairs of the Royal Commission and membership, 1971, 1991, and 2011