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By Martin Kowarsch

While financial and different social technological know-how services is quintessential for profitable public policy-making relating to worldwide weather swap, social scientists face trade-offs among the medical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage suggestion. From a philosophical standpoint, this publication systematically addresses those trade-offs and different an important demanding situations dealing with the built-in financial tests of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap (IPCC). in keeping with John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather swap economics, the e-book develops a sophisticated science-policy version and particular guidance for those exams of weather coverage recommendations. The middle concept is to scientifically discover some of the sensible implications of other weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including different stakeholders. this may facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying method touching on disputed coverage concerns. This quantity makes novel contributions to 3 strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) technology in coverage; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates concerning the layout of medical exams, together with the continual IPCC reform debate. This paintings is therefore fascinating for philosophers and different students reflecting at the science-policy interface, but in addition for evaluation practitioners, weather policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy technique constructed during this quantity has already prompted the new socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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