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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Ronlynen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T22:57:03Z
dc.date.available2012-08-23en
dc.date.issued2013-01en
dc.identifier.citationDuncan, R. (2013). Opening new institutional spaces for grappling with uncertainty: a constructivist perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 38, 151-154. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2012.07.004en
dc.identifier.issn0195-9255en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7515
dc.description.abstractIn the context of an increasing reliance on predictive computer simulation models to calculate potential project impacts, it has become common practice in impact assessment (IA) to call on proponents to disclose uncertainties in assumptions and conclusions assembled in support of a development project. Understandably, it is assumed that such disclosures lead to greater scrutiny and better policy decisions. This paper questions this assumption. Drawing on constructivist theories of knowledge and an analysis of the role of narratives in managing uncertainty, I argue that the disclosure of uncertainty can obscure as much as it reveals about the impacts of a development project. It is proposed that the opening up of institutional spaces that can facilitate the negotiation and deliberation of foundational assumptions and parameters that feed into predictive models could engender greater legitimacy and credibility for IA outcomesen
dc.format.extent151-154en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Elsevier - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2012.07.004 - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019592551200073Xen
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2012.07.004en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectPredictive simulation modelingen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subjectCollaborative knowledge-makingen
dc.subjectNarrative analysisen
dc.subjectUrban & Regional Planningen
dc.titleOpening new institutional spaces for grappling with uncertainty: a constructivist perspectiveen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eiar.2012.07.004en
dc.subject.anzsrc05 Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc12 Built Environment and Designen
dc.subject.anzsrc16 Studies in Human Societyen
dc.relation.isPartOfEnvironmental Impact Assessment Reviewen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019592551200073Xen
pubs.volume38en


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