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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-5661.00014|
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Increasingly, non-human geographies have unfastened nature from its foundational moorings. In a parallel development, the benefits of adhering to precautionary and participatory forms of decision-making have become common place in environmental geography and in government policy. And yet, on closer inspection, there is a danger in these latter approaches that old certainties regarding non-human natures remain unquestioned. The result can be a tendency to gravitate towards bureaucratic and technical solutions to, or closures on, what are, first and foremost, political and open-ended problems. This paper uses an empirical engagement with BSE-related scientific and policy practices, along with insights from non-human geographies, science studies and poststructuralism to suggest that such certainties and resolutions are misplaced.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||uncertainty; BSE; environmental geography; decision-making; precautionary principle; actor network theory; Environmental Geography Decision-making Precautionary Principle Actor Network Theory|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Geography
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Hinchliffe|
|Date Deposited:||12 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2016 04:28|
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