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dc.contributor.authorHart, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T02:15:19Z
dc.date.available2012-06-26T02:15:19Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4598
dc.description.abstractNational environmental standards are one of the instruments by which the Resource Management Act 1991 may be implemented. Government policy indicates that 'bottomlines' may be established in the near future based largely on scientific information. A number of factors including science will influence the policy process of standard setting. This project addresses what role the government perceives science will have in the policy process of setting environmental standards in New Zealand. Findings established that a neoclassical view of science is held by the government which raises the trans-science issue of how the boundary between science and policy may be identified. It was concluded that risk analysis and use of the precautionary principle were unable to specify where this interface occurs. Viewed neoclassically, science has a powerful influence on the setting of standards which raises fundamental issues of how decisions will be made when setting standards, as well as what form or role public participation will have in the standard setting process. To address this, research into decision making and public participation mechanisms must be pursued.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectpolicy processen
dc.subjectenvironmental stardardsen
dc.subjectResource Management Act 1991en
dc.subjectgovernment policyen
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten
dc.subjectpublic participationen
dc.subjectdecision makingen
dc.subjectpolicy makingen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.titleScience and the policy process of setting national environmental standards in New Zealanden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorKilvington, Margie
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis digital dissertation can be viewed only by current staff and students of Lincoln University.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc160507 Environment Policyen
dc.subject.anzsrc160608 New Zealand Government and Politicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc170202 Decision Makingen


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