Contested information

Contested processes of information use and provision

Because most resource management and production chains crosscut local communities and even nations, organizing legitimate use of information (up-scaling information) challenges contemporary governance.

Governments and markets organize information provisioning to govern sustainable management of resources. Because of the involvement of many actors, bringing with them different frames and interests, governance actors have to cope with contested information.

There is also the process of information provisioning and use. These processes can become contested when they conflict with normative principles such as rights on privacy, freedom of speech, and cultural values.

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