Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: The Role of by Leslie R. Alm

By Leslie R. Alm

Alm offers a descriptive research of the science-policy linkage that outlined the coverage debate over acid rain within the usa. He specializes in the position that technology and scientists performed in either defining the acid rain challenge as one worthwhile of coverage attention and in framing the acid rain factor in a fashion that will instructed motion to lessen toxins levels.

A significant obstacle of Alm's examine are the issues scientists have in connecting to the coverage part of environmental debates. He offers in-depth exchanges from the ground of Congress among scientists and coverage makers as they debated the benefits of decreasing acid rain pollutants. those exchanges supply specific perception into the trouble that scientists have in speaking the findings in their examine to coverage makers and the general public. moreover, he makes use of in-depth interviews with the acid-rain scientists themselves to delineate the way in which they understand how technology is and must be associated with the coverage global. eventually, Alm appears on the diverse views provided by means of usa scientists as opposed to Canadian scientists and usual scientists as opposed to social scientists, and he examines the significance and implications of those variations to the way forward for environmental coverage making within the United States.

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