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Scientists, knowledge-formation and power: A study of scientific and political discourse in the formation of international environmental policy

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posted on 2022-05-17, 00:27 authored by Alan Bowen-James
This thesis blends philosophy of science, sociology, political science, communications studies and various physical sciences in an attempt to understand how environmental policy is shaped out of the discourse within and between scientific and policy communities. The focus of the exercise is to show how patterns of communication generate communities identified by their discourse; that is to say, how issues and policies shape as well as reflect bodies of knowledge.



Central Queensland University

Open Access

  • Yes

Era Eligible

  • No


Lesley Warner

Thesis Type

  • Master's by Research Thesis

Thesis Format

  • By publication