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Science, money, and politics : political triumph and ethical erosion

Author: Daniel S Greenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Greenberg explores how scientific research is funded in the United States, including why the political process distributes the funds the way it does and how it can be corrupted by special interests in academia, business, and political machines.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Greenberg
ISBN: 0226306348 9780226306346 0226306356 9780226306353
OCLC Number: 45661689
Description: x, 530 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 The Metropolis of Science 15 --
2 The Ossified Enterprise 23 --
3 Vannevar Bush and the Myth of Creation 41 --
4 The Glorious Past 59 --
5 The Whimpering Giant 66 --
6 Money, More Money, Statistics, and Science 78 --
7 The Malthusian Imperative and the Politics of Trust 89 --
8 Ph. D. Production: Shortfall, Scarcity, and Shortage 107 --
9 The Congressional Griddle 129 --
10 Detour into Politics 149 --
11 Nixon Banishes the Scientists 164 --
12 The Sciences' Way of Politicking 183 --
13 The Public Understanding of Science 205 --
14 The TV Solution 234 --
15 Science and the Illusion of Political Power 244 --
16 The Political Few 252 --
17 The Scientific Ghetto 269 --
18 Connecting to Politics 278 --
19 Politicking by Report 294 --
20 Science to the State Department: You Need Us 305 --
21 From Social and Political Passion to Grubbing for Money 330 --
22 The Ethical Erosion of Science 348 --
23 Post-Cold War Chills 365 --
24 What Future for the National Science Foundation? 374 --
25 Clinton, Atom Smashing, and Space 403 --
26 Caught between Clinton and Congress 419 --
27 Science versus the Budget Cutters 429 --
28 The Political Triumph of Science 445.
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Each year, Congress appropriates billions of dollars for scientific research. Each year, scientists complain of insufficient funding and lobby (usually unsuccessfully) for more money. This book  Read more...

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"Greenberg's profoundly important new book depicts American 'Big Science' as a classic self-perpetuating bureaucracy. . . . [It] is better documented than most National Academy of Sciences reports Read more...

 
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