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Politicizing science : the alchemy of policymaking

Author: Michael Gough
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; Washington, D.C. : George C. Marshall Institute, 2003.
Series: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 517.
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In this book leading scientists share their experiences and observations of developing and testing hypotheses, offering insights on the dangers of manipulating science for political gain. It describes how politicization--whether by misapplication, overextension, or outright manipulation of the scientific record to advance particular policy agendas--imposes expenditures of money, missed opportunities, and burdens on  Read more...
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Politicizing science.
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; Washington, D.C. : George C. Marshall Institute, 2003
(DLC) 2003041732
(OCoLC)51768897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gough
ISBN: 9780817939335 0817939334 9780817939380 0817939385
OCLC Number: 842920088
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Science, risks, and politics / Michael Gough --
Harmful politicization of science / William Happer --
The corrosive effects of politicized regulation of science and technology / Henry I. Miller --
Science and public policy / Joseph P. Martino --
Endocrine disrupters / Stephen Safe --
Cancer prevention and the environmental chemical distraction / Bruce Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold --
Nuclear power / Bernard L. Cohen --
Science or political science? An assessment of U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change / Patrick J. Michaels --
The political science of agent orange and dioxin / Michael Gough --
Science and politics in the regulation of chemicals in Sweden / Robert Nilsson --
How precaution kills: the demise of DDT and the resurgence of malaria / Roger Bate --
The Revelle-Gore story: attempted political suppression of science / S. Fred Singer.
Series Title: Hoover Institution Press publication, no. 517.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Gough.
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