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The paradox of scientific authority : the role of scientific advice in democracies /

The authors assess the influence of scientific advice in societies that increasingly question scientific authority & expertise. This paradox is explored through an ethnographic study of the scientific advisory committee, one of the key sites for the interaction of science, policy & society.

Main Author: Bijker, Wiebe E.
Other Authors: Bal, Roland., Hendriks, Ruud, 1961-
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ℗♭2009.
Series: Inside technology.
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Online Access: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=291794
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Summary: The authors assess the influence of scientific advice in societies that increasingly question scientific authority & expertise. This paradox is explored through an ethnographic study of the scientific advisory committee, one of the key sites for the interaction of science, policy & society.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages).
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
ISBN: 9780262258609
0262258609
1282694308
9781282694309