(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Nationalism, (dis)simulation, and the politics of science in Québec's forest crisis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NORBERT S. (1) ;
(1) Department of Geography, King's College, London, ROYAUME-UNI


By investigating the underlying effects of Québec's nationalism, this article illustrates how the institutional realignment following the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s positioned simulation science at the center of a negotiation process allowing the realization of both nationalist economic agenda and industrial interests to materialize. It demonstrates that the so-called complexity, rationality, and certainty associated with forestry science function to disguise the deeply political nature of the production and use of scientific knowledge. It concludes that what is at stake in using science in the management of Québec's boreal forest is not merely related either to the forest industry or to expansion of powers of government but, rather, to its weakness in gaining the public and the industry's trust in the management of the public's forests


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no6 [pp. 1332-1347]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 ill.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.832106

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