Policy Making in the Resources Policy Arena

Policy Making in the Resources Policy Arena Discusses natural resources policymaking issues in the context ofexpectations about the work of the Australian Resource AssessmentCommission and its performance so far. For example, mining and forestryare under challenge as industries because scientific knowledge isextending beyond the technical justification of their activities. Policymakers cannot rely on valuefree scientific information data are opento different interpretations and both sides in a dispute industry andconservationists can marshall scientific evidence to support theircase. Government is forced to establish independent agencies to givethem advice but their role in transforming knowledge intopolicyrelevant information is problematic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Management and Health Emerald Publishing

Policy Making in the Resources Policy Arena

Environmental Management and Health, Volume 3 (4): 11 – Apr 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0956-6163
DOI
10.1108/09566169210018178
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Abstract

Discusses natural resources policymaking issues in the context ofexpectations about the work of the Australian Resource AssessmentCommission and its performance so far. For example, mining and forestryare under challenge as industries because scientific knowledge isextending beyond the technical justification of their activities. Policymakers cannot rely on valuefree scientific information data are opento different interpretations and both sides in a dispute industry andconservationists can marshall scientific evidence to support theircase. Government is forced to establish independent agencies to givethem advice but their role in transforming knowledge intopolicyrelevant information is problematic.

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Environmental Management and HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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