This volume aims to attract attention to the necessity for quality advice on science and technology issues to the president of the United States, to the Congress, and to the judiciary. It emphasizes reconsideration and improvement of existing organizations and mechanisms, mindful of the need to adapt to changing circumstances. Golden has gathered facts and opinions useful to a wide range of people: government officials and staffs in all three branches; journalists; scholars and students of political science, science policy, and the history of science policy; members of the industrial and financial communities; and the concerned citizenry. The eighty-five prominent experts include both of President Reagan's science advisors, President Gerald R. Ford, congressional leaders, and distinguished members of the judiciary.
A collection of essays arguing the issues that are fundamental to intelligent use of science and technology advice in government decision-making. This edition (1st ed., 1988) adds new articles by David A. Hamburg and William T. Golden, featuring the role played by the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government. Are we the only ones who question the critical rigor of a volume dedicated "to the future of our beloved country", with gratitude to the authors, "patriots all"? (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)