Re-embedding scientific development in the realities of local communities: Reflexive experiments in upstream engagement towards sustainability

Jonas Egmose Mortensen, Malcolm Eames, Kurt Aagaard Nielsen

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    Abstract

    As the effects of climate change is becoming increasingly visible scientific and technological development is often seen as a key component in political action towards future sustainability. Historically, however, it is not evident that science and technology per se lead to sustainable solutions. To address this aspect of the challenge of sustainable development, this paper examines whether new approaches to upstream engagement in science and technology can further knowledge channels between academia and local communities, which can inspire more contextualised modes of knowledge production. Building on the insights from critical theory; newer conceptualisations of knowledge production; and the experiences from the Citizen Science for Sustainability action research programme, a number of principles towards more reflexive forms of community based public engagement in science and technology are proposed.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2009
    Antal sider20
    StatusUdgivet - 2009
    Begivenhed 9th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS): Knowledge, learning and action for sustainability. - London, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 10 jun. 200912 jun. 2009

    Konference

    Konference 9th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS): Knowledge, learning and action for sustainability.
    LandStorbritannien
    ByLondon
    Periode10/06/200912/06/2009

    Emneord

    • Upstream engagement
    • Public participation
    • Critical theory
    • Mode-2 science
    • Action research
    • Citizen Science for Sustainability
    • SuScit

    Citer dette

    Mortensen, J. E., Eames, M., & Nielsen, K. A. (2009). Re-embedding scientific development in the realities of local communities: Reflexive experiments in upstream engagement towards sustainability. Afhandling præsenteret på  9th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS): Knowledge, learning and action for sustainability., London, Storbritannien.