The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr
ISBN-10:
0521873207
ISBN-13:
9780521873208
Pub. Date:
06/28/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

For scientists seeking to play a positive role in policy and politics and contribute to the sustainability of the scientific enterprise, scientists have choices in what role they play. This book is about understanding this choice. Rather than prescribing what course of action each scientist ought to take, the book aims to identify a range of options. Using examples from a range of scientific controversies, The Honest Broker challenges us all - scientists, politicians and citizens - to think carefully about how best science can contribute to policy-making and a healthy democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521873208
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Four idealized roles of science in policy and politics; 2. The big picture, science and democracy; 3. Science and decision making; 4. Values; 5. Uncertainty; 6. How Science policy shapes science in policy and politics; 7. Preemption and the decision to go to war in Iraq; 8. When scientists politicize science; 9. Making sense of science in policy and politics; References; Index.

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