Informed Legislatures: Coping with Science in a Democracy

Informed Legislatures: Coping with Science in a Democracy

by Megan Jones, David H. Guston, Lewis M. Branscomb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761804048

ISBN-13: 9780761804048

Pub. Date: 08/22/1996

Publisher: UPA

Informed Legislatures offers the first comprehensive examination of technical information and decisionmaking in state legislatures and recommends ways to improve science and technology support to legislatures through staff, state universities, and other groups. Megan Jones, David H. Guston, and Lewis M. Branscomb report on fieldwork from eleven state legislatures.

Overview

Informed Legislatures offers the first comprehensive examination of technical information and decisionmaking in state legislatures and recommends ways to improve science and technology support to legislatures through staff, state universities, and other groups. Megan Jones, David H. Guston, and Lewis M. Branscomb report on fieldwork from eleven state legislatures. While partisan analysis is necessary in the legislative process, non-partisan sources are vital to help legislatures triangulate among special interests. The book argues that maintaining internal expertise is effective in the ongoing struggle of state legislatures to be independent of governors and lobbyists. Practioners interested in state legislatures, professionals in state and local government, lobbyists, state legislators and staff, public university administratives and faculty, and scholars who focus on the role of scientific and technical information in political institutions will find Informed Legislatures to be an invaluable resource. Co-published with the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761804048
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/22/1996
Series:
CSIA Occasional Paper Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >