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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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Table of Contents:
  • The Gezondheidsraad
  • Science and Politics in a Technological Culture
  • Preparing the Stage
  • Committees at Work
  • Missionary Zeal and Repair Work
  • The Work and the Product of Scientific Advising.