Post-Normal Science in Practice at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

@inproceedings{Petersen2011PostNormalSI,
  title={Post-Normal Science in Practice at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency},
  author={Arthur C. Petersen and Albert Cath and Maria Hage and Eva Kunseler and Jeroen P. Van der Sluijs},
  booktitle={Science, technology & human values},
  year={2011}
}
About a decade ago, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) unwittingly embarked on a transition from a technocratic model of science advising to the paradigm of "post-normal science" (PNS). In response to a scandal around uncertainty management in 1999, a Guidance for "Uncertainty Assessment and Communication" was developed with advice from the initiators of the PNS concept and was introduced in 2003. This was followed in 2007 by a "Stakeholder Participation" Guidance. In this… CONTINUE READING

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