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Between Politics and Science Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research

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ISBN-10: 0521653185

ISBN-13: 9780521653183

Edition: 2000

Authors: David H. Guston

List price: $113.00
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This book combines political-economic, sociological and historical approaches to provide a coherent framework for analysing the changing relationship between politics and science in the United States. Fundamental to this relationship are problems of delegation, especially the integrity and productivity of sponsored research: politicians must see that research is conducted with integrity and productivity, and scientists must be able to show it. A science policy regime changes when solutions to these problems change. After World War II, the social contract for science assumed that the integrity and productivity of research were automatic and, despite many challenges, that contract endured for…    
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Tables and figures
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction: making space for science policy
Science policy: structure and boundaries
Understanding the social contract for science
Challenges to the social contract for science
Assuring the integrity of research
Assuring the productivity of research
Between politics and science
Notes
References
Index