Narrowing the Climate Field: The Symbolic Power of Authors in the IPCC's Assessment of Mitigation

Hannah Rachel Hughes, Matthew Paterson

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

60 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)


This article provides a critical analysis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a boundary organization using Bourdieu's concepts of field, habitus, and symbolic power. The article combines quantitative, network, and survey data to explore the authorship of Working Group III's contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). These data reveal the dominance of a small group of authors and institutions in the production of knowledge that is represented in the AR5 report, and illuminates how the IPCC's centrality to the field of climate politics is shaping the research and publication strategies of researchers within that field. As a result, the study is able to identify organizational avenues for deepening the involvement and symbolic power of authors from the global South in IPCC assessments of climate change. While empirically, the results of this study lead us to question the IPCC as an assessor of knowledge, theoretically, it suggests that particularly in the international sphere, the use of the boundary organization concept risks overlooking powerful networks of scientific actors and institutions and their broader implication in the politicization of science.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)744-766
Nifer y tudalennau23
CyfnodolynReview of Policy Research
Rhif cyhoeddi6
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar31 Awst 2017
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 07 Tach 2017
Cyhoeddwyd yn allanolIe

Ôl bys

Gweld gwybodaeth am bynciau ymchwil 'Narrowing the Climate Field: The Symbolic Power of Authors in the IPCC's Assessment of Mitigation'. Gyda’i gilydd, maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.

Dyfynnu hyn