Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Building the European Union: science and the cu...
View graph of relations

Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy. / Waterton, Claire; Wynne, Brian.

In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 09.1996, p. 421-440.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{e5bb8f4cbde54305b0428685ce7f4f34,
title = "Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy.",
abstract = "This article examines the role of scientific knowledge in European environmental policy. However, it docs so with a wider interest in mind, namely the putative building of a European political culture. In order to do so it attempts to identify some underlying cultural dimensions of scientific discourses for policy - of standardization, comparability and objectivity. We analyse one case in detail, that of nature classification under the European CORINE1 environmental information system. We argue that some basic assumptions made in the construction of this environmental information system have implications not only for science and policy in the sphere of the environment, but for broader debates about identifications with European political culture.",
keywords = "CORINE, EEA, environmental policy, Europe, standardization",
author = "Claire Waterton and Brian Wynne",
year = "1996",
month = sep,
doi = "10.1080/13501769608407042",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "421--440",
journal = "Journal of European Public Policy",
issn = "1350-1763",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy.

AU - Waterton, Claire

AU - Wynne, Brian

PY - 1996/9

Y1 - 1996/9

N2 - This article examines the role of scientific knowledge in European environmental policy. However, it docs so with a wider interest in mind, namely the putative building of a European political culture. In order to do so it attempts to identify some underlying cultural dimensions of scientific discourses for policy - of standardization, comparability and objectivity. We analyse one case in detail, that of nature classification under the European CORINE1 environmental information system. We argue that some basic assumptions made in the construction of this environmental information system have implications not only for science and policy in the sphere of the environment, but for broader debates about identifications with European political culture.

AB - This article examines the role of scientific knowledge in European environmental policy. However, it docs so with a wider interest in mind, namely the putative building of a European political culture. In order to do so it attempts to identify some underlying cultural dimensions of scientific discourses for policy - of standardization, comparability and objectivity. We analyse one case in detail, that of nature classification under the European CORINE1 environmental information system. We argue that some basic assumptions made in the construction of this environmental information system have implications not only for science and policy in the sphere of the environment, but for broader debates about identifications with European political culture.

KW - CORINE

KW - EEA

KW - environmental policy

KW - Europe

KW - standardization

U2 - 10.1080/13501769608407042

DO - 10.1080/13501769608407042

M3 - Journal article

VL - 3

SP - 421

EP - 440

JO - Journal of European Public Policy

JF - Journal of European Public Policy

SN - 1350-1763

IS - 3

ER -