Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
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.
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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.