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This paper discusses post-normal science and its application in managing problems of risk and the environment. A method for assessing and expressing the quality of technical information in terms of its characteristic uncertainties has been developed. This system's potential use in the work of quality assurance in the extended peer communities is outlined. The epistemological analysis of post-normal science shows that an extension of peer communities with the corresponding extension of facts is necessary for the effectiveness of science in meeting new challenges.

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Authors: FUNTOWICZ S O, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: First International Symposium on Sustainable Fish Farming, Oslo (NO), August 28-31, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38326 ORA
Record Number: 199410643 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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