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Science Policy Up Close

Science Policy Up Close (Hardback)

By Marburger, John H., III
Edited by Crease, Robert P.

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In a career that included tenures as president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and science advisor to President George W. Bush, John Marburger (1941 2007) found himself on the front line of battles that pulled science ever deeper into the po...litical arena. From nuclear power to global warming and stem cell research, science controversies, he discovered, are never just about science. Science Policy Up Close presents Marburger s reflections on the challenges science administrators face in the twenty-first century. In each phase of public service Marburger came into contact with a new dimension of science policy. The Shoreham Commission exposed him to the problem of handling a volatile public controversy over nuclear power. The Superconducting Supercollider episode gave him insights into the collision between government requirements and scientists expectations and feelings of entitlement. The Directorship of Brookhaven taught him how to talk to the public about the risks of conducting high-energy physics and about large government research facilities. As Presidential Science Advisor he had to both represent the scientific community to the administration and the administration to the scientific community at a time when each side was highly suspicious of the other. What Marburger understood before most others was this: until the final quarter of the twentieth century, science had been largely protected from public scrutiny and government supervision. Today that is no longer true. Scientists and science policy makers can learn from Marburger what they must do now to improve their grip on their own work.
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ISBN 9780674417090
Released NZ 15 Feb 2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780674417090
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 Feb 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Marburger, John H., III
Edited by Crease, Robert P.
Category History
World History: From C 1900 -
Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Philosophy Of Science
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 501;338.97306
Weight 499g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Science and state - United States, Physicists - United States, Science - Political aspects - United States, Science consultants - United States, Marburger, John H
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade