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Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise


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1: Knowledge, advice, and policy
2: The environment in politics
3: A standing royal commission
4: Susan Owens and Tim Rayner: Risk, precaution, and governance: an evolution of ideas
5: The quest for integration
6: The circumstances of influence
7: Giving good advice?
1: Reports of the Royal Commission and government responses
2: Location of environmental functions in UK Government, 1970-2011
3: Interviewees (and other sources) by category
4: United Kingdom and European legislation mentioned in the text
5: Chairs of the Royal Commission and membership, 1971, 1991, and 2011

About the Author

Susan Owens is Professor of Environment and Policy at the University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, and a Professorial Fellow of Newnham College. Her research lies in the field of environmental governance, with particular interests in the role of knowledge, ideas, and expertise in policy formation and change. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences, and has been a member of the Royal Society's Science Policy Advisory
Group (2008-13). She served on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for ten years, 1998-2008. She was appointed an OBE in 1998 and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

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