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Scientific governance in Britain, 1914-79

Author: Charlotte Sleigh; Don Leggett
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the connected histories of how science was governed, and used in governance, in twentieth-century Britain. -- .


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Sleigh; Don Leggett
ISBN: 9780719090981 0719090989
OCLC Number: 960424723
Description: 1 volume. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Scientific governance: an introduction - Don Leggett and Charlotte SleighPart I: Governance of science1. Give me a laboratory and I will win you the war: governing science in the Royal Navy - Don Leggett2. Bureaucratic reformism and the cults of Sir Henry Tizard and Operational Research - William Thomas3. The evolving role of the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Cabinet, 1940-71 - James Goodchild4. Mugwumps? The Royal Society and the governance of post-war British science - Jeff Hughes5. The Defence Research Committee, 1963-72 - Jon Agar6. Defence research and genetic engineering: fears and dissociation in the 1970s - Jon Agar and Brian Balmer7. Geological governance: surveying the North Sea in the Cold War - Leucha Veneer8. Doing it for Britain: science and service in oral history with government scientists - Sally Horrocks and Tom LeanPart II: Governance by science9. Geneticists on the farm: agriculture and the all-English loaf - Berris Charnley10. 'Man against disease': the medical left and the lessons of science, 1918-48 - John Stewart11. Science as heterotopia: the British Interplanetary Society before World War II - Charlotte Sleigh12. Governing science on BBC radio in 1930s Britain: religion, eugenics and war - Ralph Desmarais13. Governing the science of selection: the psychological sciences, 1921-45 - Alice White14. Governing for happiness: Mark Abrams, subjective social indicators and the post-war explosion of 'middle-opinion' - Scott Anthony15. Governance through education: Herman Bondi, Karl Popper and the making of scientific citizens - Neil CalverIndex -- .
Responsibility: edited by Charlotte Sleigh, Don Leggett.


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'The wide range of case studies, both temporally and thematically, make this volume indispensable for any student of British science and government in the twentieth century.'Waqar Zaidi, Department Read more...

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