Environmental Impact Assessment
...IMPACT ASSESSMENT Environmental Impact Assessment of the of the Environmental Impact Assessment
Recently, several commentators have shown that public policy has become increasingly dependent on scientific expertise (Campbell, 1985; Funtowicz & Ravetz, 1992; Boehmer-Christiansen, 1994; Litfin, 1994;Albaek, 1995). The traditional worlds of science and policy, however, are not designed for mutual communication; consequently, the growing dependence of policy on science has been fraught with problems. For example, the process of developing and legitimating scientific knowledge often assumes a set of priorities, time frame, etc., that is at odds with those... that obtain in the policy...