The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics / Edition 1

The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics / Edition 1

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521694817

ISBN-13: 9780521694810

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For scientists seeking to play a positive role in policy and politics and contribute to the sustainability of the scientific enterprise, scientists have choices in what role they play. This book is about understanding this choice. Rather than prescribing what course of action each scientist ought to take, the book aims to identify a range of options. Using examples

Overview

For scientists seeking to play a positive role in policy and politics and contribute to the sustainability of the scientific enterprise, scientists have choices in what role they play. This book is about understanding this choice. Rather than prescribing what course of action each scientist ought to take, the book aims to identify a range of options. Using examples from a range of scientific controversies, The Honest Broker challenges us all - scientists, politicians and citizens - to think carefully about how best science can contribute to policy-making and a healthy democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521694810
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
428,455
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Four idealized roles of science in policy and politics; 2. The big picture, science and democracy; 3. Science and decision making; 4. Values; 5. Uncertainty; 6. How Science policy shapes science in policy and politics; 7. Preemption and the decision to go to war in Iraq; 8. When scientists politicize science; 9. Making sense of science in policy and politics; References; Index.

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