This book explains why science and politics collide, why this is an especially critical problem at this precise time in U.S. history, and what should be done to ensure that science and politics coincide.
• Shows the contentious science/policy relationship through examples of current controversies
• Argues that America's historic commitment to scientific progress, human rights, and democracy is at risk
• Emphasizes the importance of science to intelligent public policymaking
• Offers suggestions for how to improve the communication between science and politics
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About the Author
Robert O. Schneider, PhD (political science), is professor of public administration at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is author of Managing the Climate Crisis: Assessing our Risks, Options, and Prospects.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Science and Politics 1
Chapter 2 The Space Race: A Marriage of Necessity 25
Chapter 3 Cliamte Change: A Classic Case of Conflict 53
Chapter 4 Hydraulic Fracturing: A Deepening Fissure 87
Chapter 5 Evolution and Creationism: A Classic Case of Resistance 113
Chapter 6 Panic Reflex: Pandemics, Science, and Politics 141
Chapter 7 Two Worlds-One Reality: A Path Forward? 167