Book abstract: The essays deal with policy issues relating to environment governance in a situation where relevant scientific knowledge is uncertain and contextual. Recent debates in the context include climate change, genetically modified foods, and sustainable development. When stakes are high and decisions are urgent, new approaches are required for knowledge production and policy making.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Border Crossings: Social Sciences and Public Policy, Preface." Science for Policy. Ed. Angela Guimaraes Pereira and Silvio Functowicz. Oxford University Press, July 2009, xi-xxvi.