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Secrecy and science : a historical sociology of biological and chemical warfare

Author: Brian Balmer
Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on classical sociological writing on secrecy by Simmel.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Balmer, Brian, 1965-
Secrecy and science.
Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2012
(DLC) 2011039534
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Balmer
ISBN: 9781409430575 140943057X
OCLC Number: 785782910
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 168 pages)
Contents: Contents: Preface; Secret science; Secrecy at work: scientists' defence of biological weapons research; Making secrets: accidents, experiments and the production of knowledge; Keeping, disclosing and breaching secrets: classification and security; Secrecy, doubt and uncertainty: power/ignorance?; Secrecy, transparency and public relations: opening up Porton Down in the 'year of the barricades'; Secret spaces of science: a secret formula, a rogue patent and public knowledge about nerve gas; Opaque science; References; Index.
Other Titles: Historical sociology of biological and chemical warfare
Responsibility: Brian Balmer.

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'`Secret science' is much more than normal science with access restrictions applied; a world neatly divided into an inside and an outside. Brian Balmer uses various metaphors, including concentric Read more...

 
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