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BeCom | Choice beyond (in)commensurability: controversies and public decision making on territorial sustainable development

 Governação, Economia e Sociedade
Palavras-Chave: Valores incomensuráveis; Tomada de decisão; Desenvolvimento sustentável territorial 

Coordenador(a): Laura Centemeri (CES-Coimbra)

Equipa DINÂMIA’CET-IUL: Ana Costa; Maria de Fátima Ferreiro; Maria Eduarda Gonçalves; Vasco Gonçalves; Luís Francisco Carvalho

Outros Membros: Ana Cristina Santos; João José Tolda; João Rodrigues José Joaquim Reis; José Castro Caldas; Rita Serra; Tiago Santos Pereira e Vítor Neves

Parcerias: Instituição proponente - CES/ U.Coimbra

Entidade Financiadora: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Data de Início: 01/2010  Data de Finalização: 12/2012

This project is meant to explore decision making devices and their role in dealing with conflicts between (incommensurable) values as they arise in the process of public decision-making concerning the sustainability of projects with major impact on environment. The aim of the project is not advancing a formal model for decision making in socio-technical controversies involving value conflicts and incommensurability. Our contribution is rather directed towards a better understanding of how devices supporting public decision address issues of incommensurability in situations of normative and epistemic uncertainty. In particular, on the basis of the research results, we will work at pointing out some features of the devices (instruments and procedures) best suited to help transforming incommensurability in an opportunity for democratic debate concerning collective goals and means to pursue them. The theoretical and empirical exploration we propose is meant to develop a critical analysis of both the relevance of devices of decision in shaping public decision processes in socio-technical controversies and the pros and cons of the specific way in which they help in dealing with normative and epistemic uncertainty.

2- book

6 - peer-reviewed articles

5 - national papers

15 - presentations at scientific meetings

4 - Organization of scientific events

1 master theses

7 reports