TITLE

Evaluating Climate Change Discourse in New Zealand

AUTHOR(S)
Nolan, Terry; Crowe, Peter
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Systemic Practice & Action Research;Oct2010, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p405
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Issues of social responsibility, ethics and interdependence, as well as the pragmatic imperative to better understand complexity, require that diverse viewpoints be invited and given credence by policy makers seeking imaginative 'solutions' to climate change. This paper explores the statutory introduction of biofuels into New Zealand by way of the discourses that preceded this decision. This inquiry used Critically Systemic Thinking and 'Mode 2' Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) to engage with multiple stakeholders to the Biofuels policy to discover how the discourse was conducted. It concludes that the process of policymaking was framed in technical rationalist terms thereby favouring certain 'worldviews' over others. Accordingly, a model of 'ideal' discourse and decision making for governing the conduct of future public discourse is presented. This inquiry assists in re-establishing SSM as a rigorous and reflexive approach to analysing a complex issue and for enhancing collective learning into its content and process.
ACCESSION #
53703472

 

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