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Understanding environmental policy processes [electronic resource] : cases from Africa / James Keeley and Ian Scoones.

By: Keeley, James.
Contributor(s): Scoones, Ian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 224 p.).ISBN: 9781849773621 (electronic bk.); 1849773629 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Soil fertility -- Ethiopia -- Management | Soil fertility -- Mali -- Management | Soil fertility -- Zimbabwe -- Management | Environmental policy -- Ethiopia | Environmental policy -- Mali | Environmental policy -- Zimbabwe | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy | Electronic books | Milieubeleid | Beleidsvorming | Pol�itica ambiental -- �Africa | Prote�c�ao ambiental -- �Africa | Fertilidade do solo -- �AfricaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding environmental policy processes.DDC classification: 363.7/096 Other classification: 88.60 | 43.30 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Knowledge, Power and Politics: Environmental Policy Processes in Africa -- Introduction -- Science, policy and development -- African contexts -- Agriculture, natural resources and livelihoods -- Science and policy processes -- People-state relations -- Citizen engagement and the policy process -- A comparative and multi-sited approach -- Brief overview of the book -- Chapter 2: Understanding Environmental Policy Processes: a Conceptual Map -- Introduction -- What is policy? -- Politics and policy processes -- Science, technology and expertise -- Political interests and policy change -- Actor-oriented and practice-based approaches -- Policy as discourse -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3: Global Science, Global Policy: International Policy Processes in Africa -- Introduction -- Creating a story line -- Constructing facts -- Dealing with complexity and uncertainty -- Extending the ideas -- Creating a global network -- Linking the global and the local -- Bureaucratic politics -- International mandates, bureaucratic politics and the Soil Fertility Initiative -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: Knowledge, Power and Politics: the Environmental Policy-making Process in Ethiopia -- Introduction -- A short history of the agriculture and natural-resources policy debate in Ethiopia -- A Green Revolution in Ethiopia? -- Environmental crisis, environmental rehabilitation -- The establishment of policy debates in Ethiopia -- Understanding policy change -- Regionalization and policy-making -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5: Environmental Policy-making in Mali: Science, Bureaucracy and Soil Fertility Narratives -- Introduction -- Contexts for policy processes in Mali -- A productionist narrative -- Research styles -- The influence of Dutch research -- Constructing the narrative -- A land management narrative -- Compromise or conflict? -- New spaces, new directions? -- Chapter 6: Environmental Policy-making in Zimbabwe: Challenging the Technocracy? -- Introduction -- Framing policy -- Continuities in policy-making -- Scale and the policy process -- Changing contexts -- Participation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7: Spaces for Engagement: Science, Experts and Citizens -- Introduction -- Contexts for policy processes in Africa -- Ethiopia -- Mali -- Zimbabwe -- Spaces for engagement -- Knowledge, expertise and policy-making -- Prospects for participation -- Notes -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- References
Summary: A critical analysis of the "post-Rio consensus" on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of enviromental change "stick" with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking particularly at Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe and their land and soils management. The book also looks at prospects for more inclusive, participatory forms of policymaking.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [196]-216) and index.

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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Knowledge, Power and Politics: Environmental Policy Processes in Africa -- Introduction -- Science, policy and development -- African contexts -- Agriculture, natural resources and livelihoods -- Science and policy processes -- People-state relations -- Citizen engagement and the policy process -- A comparative and multi-sited approach -- Brief overview of the book -- Chapter 2: Understanding Environmental Policy Processes: a Conceptual Map -- Introduction -- What is policy? -- Politics and policy processes -- Science, technology and expertise -- Political interests and policy change -- Actor-oriented and practice-based approaches -- Policy as discourse -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3: Global Science, Global Policy: International Policy Processes in Africa -- Introduction -- Creating a story line -- Constructing facts -- Dealing with complexity and uncertainty -- Extending the ideas -- Creating a global network -- Linking the global and the local -- Bureaucratic politics -- International mandates, bureaucratic politics and the Soil Fertility Initiative -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: Knowledge, Power and Politics: the Environmental Policy-making Process in Ethiopia -- Introduction -- A short history of the agriculture and natural-resources policy debate in Ethiopia -- A Green Revolution in Ethiopia? -- Environmental crisis, environmental rehabilitation -- The establishment of policy debates in Ethiopia -- Understanding policy change -- Regionalization and policy-making -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5: Environmental Policy-making in Mali: Science, Bureaucracy and Soil Fertility Narratives -- Introduction -- Contexts for policy processes in Mali -- A productionist narrative -- Research styles -- The influence of Dutch research -- Constructing the narrative -- A land management narrative -- Compromise or conflict? -- New spaces, new directions? -- Chapter 6: Environmental Policy-making in Zimbabwe: Challenging the Technocracy? -- Introduction -- Framing policy -- Continuities in policy-making -- Scale and the policy process -- Changing contexts -- Participation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7: Spaces for Engagement: Science, Experts and Citizens -- Introduction -- Contexts for policy processes in Africa -- Ethiopia -- Mali -- Zimbabwe -- Spaces for engagement -- Knowledge, expertise and policy-making -- Prospects for participation -- Notes -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- References

A critical analysis of the "post-Rio consensus" on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of enviromental change "stick" with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking particularly at Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe and their land and soils management. The book also looks at prospects for more inclusive, participatory forms of policymaking.

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