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Title Presidential science advisors : perspectives and reflections on science, policy and politics / edited by Roger Pielke, Jr., Roberta A. Klein
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview and critique of presidential science advising : introduction / Roger Pielke Jr. and Roberta Klein -- Science, politics, and two unicorns : an academic critique of science advice / David H. Guston -- Science advice in the Johnson White House / Donald Hornig -- Science, politics and policy in the Nixon administration / Edward David Jr. -- Science and technology in the Carter presidency / Frank Press and Philip M. Smith -- Policy, politics and science in the White House (the Reagan years) / George A. Keyworth II -- Science advice to President Bill Clinton / John H. Gibbons -- Threats to the future of US science and technology / Neal Lane -- Science advice in the George W. Bush administration / John H. Marburger III -- A view from the Hill : introduction / Daniel Sarewitz -- Science advice in the Congress? / Radford Byerly -- Science policy and politics : a view from Capitol Hill (twenty years of schoolin' and they put you on the day shift) / Robert Palmer -- The rise and fall of the president's science advisor / Roger Pielke Jr. and Roberta Klein
Summary For the past 50 years, a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease. The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration of George W. Bush, which was highly criticized by many for its use (and some say, misuse) of science. This edited volume includes, for the first time, the reflections of the presidential science advisers from Donald Hornig who served under Lynd
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Science and state -- United States.
Executive advisory bodies -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Pielke, Roger A., Jr., 1968-
Klein, Roberta A.
LC no. 2010922883
ISBN 9048138981