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This article discusses the new challenges facing science, such as global environmental and other complex political and technical issues. The relationship between scientific information and policy decisions on important issues is analysed. It is argued that policy decisions are based on inadequate computational models and empirical data. The development of a new "post-normal science" to supersede "normal" science is therefore essential.

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Authors: FUNTOWICZ S, JRC Ispra (IT);RAVETZ J, The Council for Science and Society, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Scientific European, Vol. 266 (1990) pp. 20-22
Record Number: 199011825 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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