Panel Session: Science, Politics, and Values in Environmental Impact Assessment for the Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, June 3 – June 5, 2013
This panel aims to explore the connections and tensions between science, politics and values in environmental impact assessment.
This panel welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions that explore the influence of politics and values on the science of EIA in Canada and elsewhere. Contributions may examine the role of politics and values as an external, contextual influence on EIA science. In addition, the panel welcomes contributions that explore ways in which science and politics are internal to EIA science, influencing its very content.
For more information or to send paper abstracts (300 words maximum) contact the panel organizers, Dr. Justin Page (jpage [ a t ] rescan.com) and Dr. Robin Sydneysmith (rsydneysmith [ a t ] rescan.com). Those accepted will need to be, or become, members of ESAC and will be asked to register for ESAC’s Annual Conference, to be held at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in Victoria, B.C., from June 3rd to June 5th, 2013.