Science Advice To The President / Edition 2

Science Advice To The President / Edition 2

by William T. Golden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871685094

ISBN-13: 9780871685094

Pub. Date: 08/01/2007

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This is a provocative, behind-the-scenes introduction to the vital and complex role science plays in United States politics. It includes the first formal statement from former President Clinton's former Science Advisor, John H. Gibbons; a fresh retrospective from D. Allan Bromley on science advice in the George H. W. Bush Administration; and a unique viewpoint from

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This is a provocative, behind-the-scenes introduction to the vital and complex role science plays in United States politics. It includes the first formal statement from former President Clinton's former Science Advisor, John H. Gibbons; a fresh retrospective from D. Allan Bromley on science advice in the George H. W. Bush Administration; and a unique viewpoint from John McTague about his brief tenure under President Reagan. Among the twenty-four contributors are former members of the President's Science Advisory Committee, distinguished scholars, and industrialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871685094
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Policy Studies on Science Policy Series
Edition description:
2nd ed., enl
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment to the Second Edition
Acknowledgment to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition1
Introduction to the First Edition: Contours of Wisdom: Presidential Science Advice in an Age of Flux5
President's Science Advisers and members of Science Advisory Committees10
Pt. 1Science Advisers and the Presidents They Served
Science and Technology in President Clinton's First 100 Days (President Clinton)17
Science and Technology in the Bush Administration (President Bush)21
Science Advice to the President: Important and Difficult (Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon)67
The President and His Scientific Advisers (President Eisenhower)73
The Origins and Uses of a Scientific Presence in the White House (President Eisenhower)85
Science and Technology: Government and Politics (President Kennedy)91
The President's Need for Science Advice: Past and Future (President Johnson)99
Current State of White House Science Advising (President Nixon)111
Science Advice: Out of and Back Into the White House (President Ford)119
Advising Presidents on Science and Technology (President Carter)135
Science and Technology in the Reagan Administration (President Reagan)137
Pt. 2Other Perspectives
Science and Technology and Presidential Science and Technology Advice139
Reconciling the Science Advisory Role with Tensions Inherent in the Presidency141
The Pleasures of Advising159
Helping the President Manage the Federal Science and Technology Enterprise169
Presidential Science Advising177
Don't Segregate Science Advice - Integrate It!191
The Life, Death, and Potential Future of PSAC193
Federal Science Policy and Support of Autonomous Universities: A Modest Proposal205
Politics in the Science Advising Process215
Executive Leadership for Science and Technology227
An Historian's View of Advice to the President on Science: Retrospect and Prescription237
Science Advice and the Presidency: An Overview from Roosevelt to Ford253
A Scientist in the White House: A Sociological View283
Organizational Structure and Advisory Effectiveness: The Office of Science and Technology Policy291
Science Advice in the White House: The Genesis of the President's Science Advisers and the National Science Foundation307
Index of Names319

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