A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate by Martin Kowarsch

By Martin Kowarsch

While financial and different social technological know-how services is fundamental for winning public policy-making relating to worldwide weather swap, social scientists face trade-offs among the clinical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage suggestion. From a philosophical point of view, this booklet systematically addresses those trade-offs and different the most important demanding situations dealing with the built-in financial exams of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather switch (IPCC). in line with John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather switch economics, the ebook develops a cultured science-policy version and particular guidance for those checks of weather coverage suggestions. The center suggestion is to scientifically discover many of the useful implications of different weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including various stakeholders. this might facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying approach touching on disputed coverage matters. This quantity makes novel contributions to 3 strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) technological know-how in coverage; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates concerning the layout of medical exams, together with the continual IPCC reform debate. This paintings is therefore fascinating for philosophers and different students reflecting at the science-policy interface, but in addition for overview practitioners, weather policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy process built during this quantity has already inspired the hot socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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