Works of doubt and leaps of faith: An Augustinian challenge to Planetary Boundaries
2012 (English)In: Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, ISSN 1749-4907, Vol. 6, no 2, 151-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article discusses the role held by researchers as providers of science based advice in emerging forms of global environmental politics. The field ‘resilience thinking’ pioneered propositions about the critical role of local, traditional and indigenous knowledge to understand and manage human-nature relations. Recently there have been attempts to address sustainability beyond the local. However, the most significant attempt at a leap to the planetary scale again rendered the diversity of knowledge traditions invisible by devising an epistemic space that only took into account experimental scientific knowledge. Using insights from the scientist Dr. Augustine in Avatar, it is possible to discuss historical and current authority claims in local and planetary science-policy. While there is need to discuss resilience beyond the ‘local’, doing so needs to address moral and epistemological aspects of knowledge and politics that cohere with current understandings of the world as living and complex.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 2, 151-175 p.
Avatar, TEK, cross-scale, environmental politics, scientific advice
Research subject Natural Resources Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62432OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-62432DiVA: diva2:441806