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Science on stage : expert advice as public drama

Author: Stephen Hilgartner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Writing science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behind the headlines of our time stands an unobtrusive army of science advisers. Panels of scientific, medical, and engineering experts evaluate the safety of the food we eat, the drugs we take, and the cars we drive. But despite the enormous influence of science advice, its authority is often problematic, and struggles over expert advice are thus a crucial aspect of contemporary politics. Science on Stage is a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hilgartner
ISBN: 0804736456 9780804736459 0804736464 9780804736466
OCLC Number: 44467493
Description: xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Staging authoritative reports --
Attacking advisory reports --
The character of the National Academy of Sciences --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Writing science.
Responsibility: Stephen Hilgartner.
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This text is a theoretically informed and empirically grounded study of the social process through which the credibility of expert advice is produced, challenged, and sustained. The author analyzes  Read more...

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"A useful contribution to discussions of methodologies for examining the role of scientific experts in public policy debates."--New Genetics and Society

 
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