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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate Policy

How to Make Integrated Economic Assessments Serve Society

Authors: Kowarsch, Martin

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  • Provides far-reaching orientation for social science assessments and helps to inform climate policy in a more reliable, policy-relevant and legimitate manner
  • Offers particular guidance for the essential treatment of conflicting arguments and value judgements in socio-economic assessments
  • Timely, because the refined science-policy model presented here adds to current debates on (social) science in policy, and the model already influenced recent IPCC assessments
  • Contributes to the implementation and refinement of deliberative democracy
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While economic and other social science expertise is indispensable for successful public policy-making regarding global climate change, social scientists face trade-offs between the scientific credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy of their policy advice. From a philosophical perspective, this book systematically addresses these trade-offs and other crucial challenges facing the integrated economic assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Based on John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an analysis of the value-laden nature and reliability of climate change economics, the book develops a refined science-policy model and specific guidelines for these assessments of climate policy options. The core idea is to scientifically explore the various practical implications of alternative climate policy pathways in an interdisciplinary manner, together with diverse stakeholders. This could facilitate an iterative, deliberative public learning process concerning disputed policy issues. This volume makes novel contributions to three strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) science in policy; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates about the design of scientific assessments, including the continuous IPCC reform debate. This work is thus interesting for philosophers and other scholars reflecting on the science-policy interface, but also for assessment practitioners, climate policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy approach developed in this volume has already influenced the recent socio-economic IPCC assessment.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43281-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43279-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82779-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate Policy
Book Subtitle
How to Make Integrated Economic Assessments Serve Society
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
323
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43281-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43281-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43279-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82779-7
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 326
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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