Between politics and science : assuring the integrity and productivity of research

TitleBetween politics and science : assuring the integrity and productivity of research
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGuston, DH
Pagination232 p.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN NumberISBN: 0521653185 (hbk.); 9780521653183 (hbk.); LCCN: 99-12786
Accession Number40848446
KeywordsForschung. , Onderzoek. , Politik. , Politique , Productiviteit. , Public Policy , Recherche , Regierung. , SCIENCE , sciences , scientific integrity , Sociale , USA. , Vrijheid , Wetenschapsbeleid. , Wissenschaft.
AbstractCombining political-economic, sociological, and historical approaches, Professor Guston provides a coherent new framework for analyzing the changing relationship between politics and science in the United States. After World War II, the "social contract for science" assumed that the integrity and productivity of research were automatic; a belief that endured for four decades. But in the 1980s, cases of misconduct in science and flagging economic performance broke the trust between politics and science. New "boundary organizations" were created to mend the relationship between scientists and politicians.
NotesCambridge University Pressill. ; 24 cm.Preface -- Introduction: making space for science policy -- Science policy, structures and boundaries -- Understanding the social contract for science -- Challenging the social contract for science -- Assuring the integrity of science -- Assuring the productivity of science -- Between politics and science -- Notes -- References -- Index.Publisher description of contents bibliographical references (p. 185-205) and index.National bibliography no: GBA0-20026David H. Guston. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 19990202
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