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Implementering av forskningsprojektioner om havsnivåhöjning i kommunal planering: Gränsorganisationer som redskap vid riskkommunikation mellan forskning och praktik
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Implementation of science projections on sea level rise in municipal planning : Boundary organisations as a tool for communication between science and practice (English)
Abstract [en]

Climate change and the sea level rise that it contributes to is an ever more pressing issue for costal municipalities around the world. Today there is a great deal of scientific reports and projections on what these changes could entail. However, resent studies on south Swedish costal municipalities have shown great discrepancies when it comes to how these scientific projections are implemented in the municipal planning and adaptation strategies. In an effort to understand the underlying reasons for this lack of concurrence, this paper has applied Rolf Lidskogs theory of the hetrogenity of science. The theory gives an explanation to the complications in the science-policy interface, by describing complicating factors in the communication between these actors. Furthermore this paper present one alternative on how these complications can be addressed, by using another one of Lidskogs theories, the theory of boundary organizations. This theory presents a framework on how science-based policy and policy-relevant science can be produced more efficiently through boundary organizations and the implementation of portable representation.  This study shows that it would be beneficial to most actors involved with adaptation strategies if permanent boundary organizations were established. Boundary organizations would create a forum for science and policy actors to interact and enable a greater understanding and communication between the different actors involved in defining, understanding and combating these challenges. 

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2015. , 52 p.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99285OAI: diva2:786456
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Programme for International Crisis and Conflict Management
2015-01-14, Humanisten, Umeå, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2015-02-09Bibliographically approved

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