A new epistemic community in nuclear waste governance? Theoretical reflections and empirical observations on some fundamental challenges

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Autor:innen
Stauffacher, Michael
Autor:in (Körperschaft)
Publikationsdatum
2010
Typ der Arbeit
Studiengang
Typ
01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
Herausgeber:innen
Herausgeber:in (Körperschaft)
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Übergeordnetes Werk
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies
Themenheft
DOI der Originalpublikation
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Reihe / Serie
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Jahrgang / Band
2
Ausgabe / Nummer
2
Seiten / Dauer
197-211
Patentnummer
Verlag / Herausgebende Institution
Intellect
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Zusammenfassung
Discourses around nuclear waste were, for decades, dominated by techn(ocrat)ic debates. The respective international group of experts can be understood as an epistemic community (Haas 1992), as this community impacts on the way an issue is perceived and discussed. Yet, nuclear waste is not only a technical, but also a so-called socio-technical problem, and hence the discourses have been broadened. Lately, risk communication has become ubiquitous in discussions on the siting of nuclear waste across the globe. Lay knowledge, risk perception, involvement and procedural justice are some of the terms used and negotiated here. Thus, the question can be posed as to whether this trend will lead to the development of a new epistemic community that also includes experts on social scientific aspects. Using a set of different sources, we demonstrate potential difficulties in the mutual understanding of interdisciplinary teams in nuclear waste governance. We conclude by arguing that epistemological differences and structural challenges are so fundamental that it is unlikely that a new epistemic community will be able to develop.
Schlagwörter
Fachgebiet (DDC)
150 - Psychologie
Projekt
Veranstaltung
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ISBN
ISSN
1757-1898
1757-1901
Sprache
Englisch
Während FHNW Zugehörigkeit erstellt
Nein
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Begutachtung
Peer-Review der ganzen Publikation
Open Access-Status
Closed
Lizenz
Zitation
STAUFFACHER, Michael und Corinne MOSER, 2010. A new epistemic community in nuclear waste governance? Theoretical reflections and empirical observations on some fundamental challenges. Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies. 2010. Bd. 2, Nr. 2, S. 197–211. DOI 10.1386/cjcs.2.2.197_1. Verfügbar unter: https://irf.fhnw.ch/handle/11654/38994