Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

TitlePlaying Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsResnik, DB
Series TitlePractical and professional ethics series
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780195375893
Accession Number7118325
Keywordsand , aspects.; , ethical , Moral , POLITICAL , research , SCIENCE , state.
AbstractIn Playing Politics with Science, David B. Resnik explores the philosophical, political, and ethical issues related to the politicalization of science and develops a conceptual framework for thinking about government restrictions on scientific practice. Resnik argues that the public has a right and a duty to oversee scientific research to protect important social values and hold scientists accountable for their actions, but that inappropriate government control over science can erode the integrity and trustworthiness of research, hamper scientific creativity and innovation, undermine the fairness and effectiveness of government and policies informed by science, discourage talented researchers from working for the government, and violate the freedom of scientists.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [207]-222) and index.Introduction -- Philosophical foundations -- The autonomy of science -- Government science advice -- Government funding of science -- Science and national security -- Protecting human subjects in research -- Science education -- Conclusion.Oxford Scholarship Online PhilosophyFull text available from Oxford Scholarship Online PhilosophyOnline EBOOKS
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