• E-mailzora.kovacic@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 29 87
  • Visitor Address
    Parkveien 9
    Ida Bloms hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am a guest researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen, where I previously held a position as postdoctoral fellow.

I work on the challenges of uncertainty and complexity that emerge when scientific knowledge is used in policy-making.

My work builds on the interdisciplinary subfield of post-normal science. According to post-normal science, decision-making processes are confronted with situations in which “facts are uncertain” because of incomplete knowledge and the complexity of the social-ecological systems to be governed, “values are in dispute” because public policy addresses heterogeneous societies, “stakes are high” because decisions on matters such as health care and sustainability have high impacts, and “decisions are urgent” because policy-making is better understood as process of crisis management, rather than a rational decision-making process. In my research, I analyse and theorise how quantitative evidence and uncertainty are mobilised in environmental and development policies.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Striking the balance: Sustainability and institutional transitions in the European Environment Agency. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Precise Yet Uncertain: Broadening Understandings of Uncertainty and Policy in the BPA Controversy. Risk Analysis. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Food, energy or biomaterials? Policy coherence across agro-food and bioeconomy policy domains in the EU. Environmental Science and Policy. 21-30.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Spaces of informality and the governing of slums. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Nexus Times. Megaloceros forlag.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Data of the Rose. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Il valore della “scomodità” per la teorizzazione della scienza post-normale. 6 pages.

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