I came across post-normal science during my PhD work and it is a core part of my understanding of why communities and other non-expert stakeholders need to be involved in HIA.
I have an old poster which shows how I think post-normal science links to HIA (including the image above). Click here to download it.
You can join the webinar by clicking here.
| Thursday, February 24, 2011 |
5:00 pm Western European Time (London, GMT)
9:00 am Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
4:00 am Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)
12:00 am Bangkok Time (Bangkok, GMT+07:00)
6:00 am New Zealand Daylight Time (Wellington, GMT+13:00)
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The normal conduct of science – with its rules of trying to reduce complexity and eliminate uncertainty – has not only failed to resolve ‘wicked’ problems such as climate change and industrial pollution, it has had a hand in causing them. This Earthcast will consider changes in the way we do science that could help us resolve ‘wicked’ problems – so-called because they defy traditional problem-solving methods. Join a free webinar presented by Jerome Ravetz, originator of post-normal science, and Valerie Brown, originator of transition science and editor of Tackling Wicked Problems, who discuss the new kinds of knowledge we need to tackle our ecological and social crises.
You can also read more about post-normal science here:
And one critique of it here: