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Presidential science advisors : perspectives and reflections on science, policy and politics

Author: Roger A Pielke, Jr.; Roberta A Klein
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010.
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For the past 50 years, a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease. The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration of George W. Bush, which was highly criticized by many for its  Read more...
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Presidential science advisors.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010
(OCoLC)465370091
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger A Pielke, Jr.; Roberta A Klein
ISBN: 9789048138982 9048138981
OCLC Number: 663093718
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overview and critique of presidential science advising : introduction / Roger Pielke Jr. and Roberta Klein --
Science, politics, and two unicorns : an academic critique of science advice / David H. Guston --
Science advice in the Johnson White House / Donald Hornig --
Science, politics and policy in the Nixon administration / Edward David Jr. --
Science and technology in the Carter presidency / Frank Press and Philip M. Smith --
Policy, politics and science in the White House (the Reagan years) / George A. Keyworth II --
Science advice to President Bill Clinton / John H. Gibbons --
Threats to the future of US science and technology / Neal Lane --
Science advice in the George W. Bush administration / John H. Marburger III --
A view from the Hill : introduction / Daniel Sarewitz --
Science advice in the Congress? / Radford Byerly --
Science policy and politics : a view from Capitol Hill (twenty years of schoolin' and they put you on the day shift) / Robert Palmer --
The rise and fall of the president's science advisor / Roger Pielke Jr. and Roberta Klein.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Pielke, Jr., Roberta A. Klein.

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Includes the reflections of the presidential science advisers. This title provides an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of the White House, as well as the political realities of providing  Read more...

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