Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Green groups and grey areas : scientific bounda...

Electronic data

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge.

Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge. / Eden, Sally; Donaldson, Andrew; Walker, Gordon P.

In: Environment and Planning A, Vol. 38, No. 6, 2006, p. 1061-1076.

Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

Eden, S, Donaldson, A & Walker, GP 2006, 'Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge.', Environment and Planning A, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 1061-1076. https://doi.org/10.1068/a37287

APA

Vancouver

Eden S, Donaldson A, Walker GP. Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge. Environment and Planning A. 2006;38(6):1061-1076. doi: 10.1068/a37287

Author

Eden, Sally ; Donaldson, Andrew ; Walker, Gordon P. / Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge. In: Environment and Planning A. 2006 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 1061-1076.

Bibtex

@article{d45173c6e9b84fd7906d451ffc61c3d8,
title = "Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge.",
abstract = "In this paper we examine the role of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in debates about environmental science and knowledge, using empirical evidence from in-depth interviews with a range of NGOs involved in the waste debate in the United Kingdom. We discuss theoretical issues of scientific boundary-work and the construction of expertise and socially distributed knowledge, and then apply these to our empirical evidence. Our conclusions are that NGOs continue to subscribe to the notion of the preeminent authority of science in environmental debates, but also work partly in a more diverse, highly networked world of knowledge production which requires them to be pragmatic and versatile in how they legitimate knowledge from various sources. Hence, scientific knowledge is highly contingent in its authority, and dependent upon continual (re)negotiation.",
author = "Sally Eden and Andrew Donaldson and Walker, {Gordon P}",
year = "2006",
doi = "10.1068/a37287",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "1061--1076",
journal = "Environment and Planning A",
issn = "0308-518X",
publisher = "SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC",
number = "6",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Green groups and grey areas : scientific boundary work, NGOs and environmental knowledge.

AU - Eden, Sally

AU - Donaldson, Andrew

AU - Walker, Gordon P

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - In this paper we examine the role of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in debates about environmental science and knowledge, using empirical evidence from in-depth interviews with a range of NGOs involved in the waste debate in the United Kingdom. We discuss theoretical issues of scientific boundary-work and the construction of expertise and socially distributed knowledge, and then apply these to our empirical evidence. Our conclusions are that NGOs continue to subscribe to the notion of the preeminent authority of science in environmental debates, but also work partly in a more diverse, highly networked world of knowledge production which requires them to be pragmatic and versatile in how they legitimate knowledge from various sources. Hence, scientific knowledge is highly contingent in its authority, and dependent upon continual (re)negotiation.

AB - In this paper we examine the role of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in debates about environmental science and knowledge, using empirical evidence from in-depth interviews with a range of NGOs involved in the waste debate in the United Kingdom. We discuss theoretical issues of scientific boundary-work and the construction of expertise and socially distributed knowledge, and then apply these to our empirical evidence. Our conclusions are that NGOs continue to subscribe to the notion of the preeminent authority of science in environmental debates, but also work partly in a more diverse, highly networked world of knowledge production which requires them to be pragmatic and versatile in how they legitimate knowledge from various sources. Hence, scientific knowledge is highly contingent in its authority, and dependent upon continual (re)negotiation.

U2 - 10.1068/a37287

DO - 10.1068/a37287

M3 - Journal article

VL - 38

SP - 1061

EP - 1076

JO - Environment and Planning A

JF - Environment and Planning A

SN - 0308-518X

IS - 6

ER -