102G - Prompt 2 - Science and Environmental Conflict - A Literature Review

102G - Prompt 2 - Science and Environmental Conflict - A Literature Review

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UWP 102G Writing Assignment 2 Science and Environmental Conflict: A Literature Review “Environmental disputes pose powerful challenges to civil societies. More often than not, they are complex and hard fought affairs that present urgent and practical problems to be solved. Frequently, they are laden with contested scientific and technical information and important collisions of social and economic values. Inevitably, they are also political fault lines in larger ideological wars. “In the abstract, infusing high quality information into a controversy and having it serve as a foundation for decision-making should be a straightforward matter. One asks the right questions, obtains data through rigorous and accepted methods, analyzes and interprets the data in ways that are logical, and then submits the findings to peer review. Unfortunately, information rarely threads into solutions in such a direct way. More often, information gathering is done by warring experts as part of an adversarial and contentious process
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course UWP 102G taught by Professor Mag during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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102G - Prompt 2 - Science and Environmental Conflict - A Literature Review

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