The politics of knowledge and global biodiversity / Alice B.M. Vadrot
- Vadrot, Alice B. M.
- London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Routledge studies in biodiversity politics and management
- Machine generated contents note: 1.How we view Nature now: the emergence of `biodiversity' -- 1.1.Knowledge, control and natural biodiversity -- 1.2.The birth of biodiversity in the 1980s -- 1.3.Putting a price on biodiversity -- 1.4.The many facets of biodiversity knowledge -- 2.A novel approach: `epistemic selectivities' -- 2.1.Empirical dimension: a topical case study -- 2.2.Theoretical dimension: in praise of critical realism -- 2.3.Towards a new explanatory concept: epistemic selectivity -- 3.Who needs a `Science-Policy Interface' for biodiversity? -- 3.1.International biodiversity politics: between cooperation and competition -- 3.2.The politics of interfacing biodiversity science and policy -- 3.3.The IPBES: a `new institution' for constructing biodiversity -- 4.Conception and birth of a new international body: the IPBES -- 4.1.Early steps: From IMoSEB to IPBES -- 4.2.The response to IMoSEB within international biodiversity policy field -- 4.3.A difficult birth: the first and second plenary meetings of the IPBES -- 4.4.Postface on the Bonn meeting -- 5.The manifold narratives of the IPBES negotiations -- 5.Overview of narratives uncovered -- 5.2.First type of narrative -- 5.3.Second type of narrative -- 5.4.Third type of narrative -- 6.Epistemic selectivities: knowledge and institutional change -- 6.1.Why did IPBES happen at all? -- 6.2.How do epistemic selectivities work?.
- "The establishment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) points to the crucial role attributed to science and knowledge for the successful implementation of biodiversity politics by both scientists and policy-makers. This book gives a full overview of the process of its implementation as finalised in 2013 and proposes an innovative conceptual framework that puts this specific case into a more general perspective of international politics and relations"--
- 9780415729901 (hbk)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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