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Author Bijker, Wiebe E.

Title The paradox of scientific authority : the role of scientific advice in democracies / Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, Ruud Hendriks.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages).
Series Inside technology
Inside technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Summary The authors assess the influence of scientific advice in societies that increasingly question scientific authority and 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 and society.
Subject Gezondheidsraad (Netherlands)
Gezondheidsraad (Netherlands) (OCoLC)fst01925483
Science -- Social aspects -- Netherlands.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Netherlands.
Scientific bureaus -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Democracy and science -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Science -- Philosophy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
Democracy and science. (OCoLC)fst01199876
Science -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01108336
Science -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01108360
Scientific bureaus. (OCoLC)fst01108843
Technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145202
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Bal, Roland.
Hendriks, Ruud, 1961-
Other Form: Print version: Bijker, Wiebe E. Paradox of scientific authority. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009 9780262026581 (DLC) 2009005940 (OCoLC)310096981
Standard No. 9786612694301
ISBN 9780262258609 (electronic bk.)
0262258609 (electronic bk.)
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