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Overlapping Forms of Knowledge in Environmental Governance: Comparing Environmental Policy Workers' Perceptions
journal contributionposted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Brian Coffey
Public sector environmental governance involves complex interactions between different forms of knowledge. Public sector reforms have important implications for environmental governance by changing the relationships between knowledge systems. By comparing the views of environmental policy workers the implications of public sector management reform for environmental governance are explored. The analysis presented highlights that environmental policy work is contested in ways that mainstream public sector management and environmental governance literature often overlook. It is concluded that the adequacy of the conceptual frameworks informing public sector environmental reform are unclear, as are the implications of such reforms for effective environmental governance. © 2014 © 2014 The Editor, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice.