Scientists and Public Affairs
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Publisher: MIT Press
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The relationship between scientists and government, both in the United States and in Europe, has become increasingly symbiotic in the years since World War II. Government grants, socialized medicine, and technologically sophisticated defense systems are only a few of the ways in which politics and science find themselves intertwined. This volume is a collection of original papers dealing with some of the several important aspects of scientists in the public sector. The first chapter, "Private Government and Professional Science" by Daniel Rich, with a foreword by Harvey M. Sapolsky, deals with the organization and functions of professional scientific associations. Rich sees these societies More...
Albert H. Teich has served as Director of Science and Policy Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1990. In this position, he is responsible for the association's activities in science, technology, society, and policy and serves as its chief spokesperson on science policy issues. Dr. Teich received a B.S. degree in physics and a Ph.D. in political science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the AAAS staff in 1980, he held positions at George Washington University, the State University of New York, and Syracuse University. Dr. Teich is well known as a speaker on science and technology policy and is the author of numerous More...
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