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Science And Technology Advice

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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“The book is and will long remain a real gem for students of these times and issues. I can think of no other place where it is possible to find so many good but brief essays by so many well-informed people on such an important topic.”—Herbert F. York, Science “Candidates for elected office, government executives, lawmakers, judges, and ordinary citizens, including scientists, should read this book as if their lives, or their children's, depend on solving the problems it raises.”—Joel E. Cohen, The American Scholar “The book is a treasure to those concerned in science policy. It is a useful introduction to those moving into policy roles in government and a general permanent reference to students and scholars of science policy, the presidency, and the U.S. government.”—Joseph F. Coates, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560008293
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 556
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

William T. Golden devised and implemented the first science advisory organization for President Truman in 1950. He was chairman of the American Museum of Natural History, chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences, treasurer and director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Philosophical Society.

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