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Funding science in America : congress, universities, and the politics of the academic pork barrel

Author: James D Savage
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the 1950s, the federal government has relied on the peer review system for funding high-quality academic science. Yet, despite the success of American science, peer review is under attack for being a biased "good old boy" network that helps rich research universities get richer. As a remedy for these biases, university presidents and members of Congress have turned to the earmarking of science projects and
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Savage
ISBN: 0521643155 9780521643153
OCLC Number: 39606363
Description: xiii, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The politics of academic earmarking --
The incentives to earmark --
AAU and the fight against earmarking --
The struggle to fund academic research facilities --
Lobbyists, lobbying, and the pursuit of academic earmarks --
Congress and the distribution of academic earmarks --
Congress, and the president, and the fight against earmarking --
The future of academic earmarking --
Notes --
Selected bibliography.
Responsibility: James D. Savage.
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Funding Science in America, first published in 1999, is about the controversial issue of how the federal government funds university research for science. Savage explores both the pros and cons of  Read more...

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