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SCIENTIFIC GOVERNANCE IN BRITAIN, 1914-79.

Publisher: MANCHESTER : MANCHESTER UNIV Press, 2016.
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Examines the connected histories of how science was governed, and used in governance, in twentieth-century Britain.
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Scientific governance in Britain, 1914-79.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016285355
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 1526100428 9781526100429
OCLC Number: 1090474475
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Contents: Cover; Scientific governance in Britain,1914-79; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Professor Sir John Beddington; Scientific governance: an introduction: Don Leggett and Charlotte Sleigh ; Part I: Governance of science ; 1 Give me a laboratory and I will win you the war: governing science in the Royal Navy: Don Leggett; 2 Bureaucratic reformism and the cults of Sir Henry Tizard and operational research: William Thomas; 3 The evolving role of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Cabinet, 1940-71: James Goodchild. 4 Mugwumps? The Royal Society and the governance of post-war British science: Jeff Hughes5 The Defence Research Committee, 1963-72: Jon Agar; 6 Defence research and genetic engineering: fears and dissociation in the 1970s: Jon Agar and Brian Balmer; 7 Geological governance: surveying the North Sea in the Cold War: Leucha Veneer; 8 Doing it for Britain: science and service in oral history with government scientists: Sally Horrocks and Thomas Lean; Part II: Governance by science; 9 Geneticists on the farm: agriculture and the all-English loaf: Berris Charnley. 10 'Man against disease': the medical Left and the lessons of science, 1918-48: John Stewart11 Science as heterotopia: the British Interplanetary Society before the Second World War: Charlotte Sleigh; 12 Governing science on BBC radio in 1930s Britain: religion, eugenics and war: Ralph Desmarais; 13 Governing the science of selection: the psychological sciences, 1921-45: Alice White; 14 Governing for happiness: Mark Abrams, subjective social indicators and the post-war explosion of 'middle-opinion': Scott Anthony.

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