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Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and action in liberal democracies / Edition 1

Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and action in liberal democracies / Edition 1

by Michael Heazle, John Kane
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ISBN-13: 9781138919075
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Earthscan Science in Society Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Heazle is an Associate Professor with the Griffith Asia Institute and the Griffith University School of Government and International Relations, Australia. His teaching and research interests include International Relations, politics, and the treatment of uncertainty in foreign and domestic policy making.

John Kane is a Professor with the Centre of Governance and Public Policy and the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia, where he researches and teaches in the fields of political theory, political leadership and US foreign policy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Good Public Policy — On the Interaction of Political and Expert Authority Michael Heazle, John Kane and Haig Patapan 2. The Undead Linear Model of Expertise Darrin Durant 3. Intelligence and the Use of Armed Force Paul R. Pillar 4. The Long Goodbye: Science and Policy Making in the International Whaling Commission Michael Heazle 5. On the Interdependency of Political Authority and Economic Expertise John Kane 6. Uneasy Expertise: Geoengineering, Social Science, and Democracy in the Anthropocene Clare Heyward and Steve Rayner 7. Democratic and Expert Authority in Public and Environmental Health Policy David Kriebel and Daniel Sarewitz 8. In Search of Certainty: How Political Authority and Scientific Authority Interact in Japan’s Nuclear Restart Process Paul J. Scalise 9. Drifting to New Worlds: On Politics and Science in Modern Biotechnology Haig Patapan 10. Conclusion: A Democratic Tension? Michael Heazle and John Kane

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