Our focus in this work will be the ‘making up’ (after Hacking 1986) of a central locus of power and authority in environmental politics and practice, environmental practitioners, and their role in relation to environmental policy. Guidance plays a prominent, perhaps even “critical” (Kalen 2008), role in contemporary government strategies for managing the environment. The production of guidance, therefore, appears to be an important mechanism for both (re-‐)constructing governmental discourses and exerting a claim to authority, yet its contribution to the ‘making-‐up’ of environmental practitioners has received very limited scholarly attention. The research team will examine this ‘making-‐up’ through a focus on the examination of guidance documents themselves and through interviews with guidance writers. The policy tool Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), a legally mandated process in the European Union, will form the empirical focus of the research.
|Period||03/05/12 → 31/12/13|
- Governance, Strategic environmental assessment, guidance, authority, environment, practitioners
Activity: Participation in conference/workshop/course/seminar › Participation in workshop, seminar, course