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Applying knowledge governance to understand the role of science in environmental regulation: the case of arsenic in Chile

Authordc.contributor.authorIbarra, Cecilia 
Authordc.contributor.authorO'Ryan, Raul 
Authordc.contributor.authorSilva, Bárbara 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Science & Policy Volumen: 86 Páginas: 115-124es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractThe relationship between scientific knowledge and decision-making surrounding environmental issues is complex and represents a flourishing area of scholarship and practice. However, a sense of frustration persists regarding efforts to increase the use of science for decision-making. Regulations of copper smelter arsenic emissions developed in Chile during the 1990s represent a successful example of science informing policy making. The case involved production and use of local science in contrast to the common practice of copying international ambient standards. In this paper, we investigate arsenic regulation in Chile in the 1990s and focus on the role of the major science intervention during the process, project FONDEF 2-24. The case is examined through the lens of knowledge governance (van Kerkhoff and Pilbeam, 2017). This theoretically-oriented approach guides our critical reflection on the relationship between knowledge and policy making, taking into consideration the formal and informal rules that shape the intervention and the underlying social and cultural patterns. The success of the science intervention's influence on policy is better understood with such a perspective. We expand the knowledge governance approach by scrutinizing the relations of coherence between levels of analysis to assess their alignment. The approach could be helpful for studying other cases, particularly at times when a new field of policy is emerging.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipFONDAP/ CONICYT 15110009es_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceEnvironmental Science & Policyes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectScience-policy interfacees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectKnowledge governancees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectCivic epistemologyes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectKnowledge systemses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectEmergent policy fieldses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectArsenic regulationes_ES
Títulodc.titleApplying knowledge governance to understand the role of science in environmental regulation: the case of arsenic in Chilees_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
Indexationuchile.indexArtículo de publicación ISIes_ES

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