(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The complexity of evidence for sustainable development policy : analysing the boundary work of the UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TURNPENNY J. (1) ; RUSSEL D. (2) ; RAYER J. (3) ;
(1) School of Political, Social and International Studies, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Politics, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research/CSERGE, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper investigates the relationship between evidence, governance and institutions in the pursuit of sustainable development through the example of the United Kingdom Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee. Drawing on Jasanoff’s work on issue framing and boundaries, it investigates what boundaries are drawn, how, why and by whom. The committee is found to play many roles, including analyst, forum for debate and political lever, all of which provide potential for influence on specific policies, and on the nature and space of political debate. It concludes that the rich and subtle variety of these boundaries, and different work carried out around them, confirms that a simple reading of the EAC’s remit of government scrutiny falls short of understanding how it works in practice


Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no4 [pp. 586-598]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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