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Science and social license: defining environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia

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Leith, P and Ogier, E and Haward, M, Science and social license: defining environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia, Social Epistemology, 28, (3-4) pp. 277-296. ISSN 0269-1728 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/02691728.2014.922641

Abstract

Social license reflects environmental and social change, and sees community as an important stakeholder and partner. Science, scientists, and science policy have a key role in the processes that generate social license. In this paper, we focus on the interaction between science and social license in salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania. This research suggests that social license will be supported by distributed and credible knowledge co-production. Drawing on qualitative, interpretive social research we argue that targeted science, instilled by appropriate science policy, can underpin social license by supporting emerging, distributed, and pluralistic knowledge production. Where social license is important and environmental contexts are complex, such knowledge production might support environmental governance, and so improve outcomes in coastal zone management and beyond.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:science policy, environmental governance, social license
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Leith, P (Dr Peat Leith)
Author:Ogier, E (Dr Emily Ogier)
Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:94035
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-08-27
Last Modified:2015-04-01
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