Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Between Politics and Science
Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Reseach

$38.00 USD

Award Winner
  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511825644

$ 38.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, Hardback


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available for inspection. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an inspection copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book combines political-economic, sociological and historical approaches to provide a coherent framework for analysing the changing relationship between politics and science in the United States. Fundamental to this relationship are problems of delegation, especially the integrity and productivity of sponsored research: politicians must see that research is conducted with integrity and productivity, and scientists must be able to show it. A science policy regime changes when solutions to these problems change. After World War II, the 'social contract for science' assumed that the integrity and productivity of research were automatic and, despite many challenges, that contract endured for four decades. However in the 1980s, as rich empirical studies show, cases of misconduct in science and flagging economic performance broke the trust between politics and science. New 'boundary organizations', in which scientists and nonscientists collaborate to assure the integrity and productivity of research, were created to mend the relationship.

    • Interdisciplinary approach introduces students to important theoretical and analytical concepts (principal-agent theory, constructivism) and applies them in policy setting
    • Provides both historical and contemporary perspectives on problems in science policy
    Read more

    Awards

    • Winner of the 2002 Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association's section for Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics

    Reviews & endorsements

    'A skilfully argued and provocative formulation of the American experience … yields … insights into the complexities of the American experience in the relations between science and government.' Nature

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511825644
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Tables and figures
    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction: making space for science policy
    1. Science policy: structure and boundaries
    2. Understanding the social contract for science
    3. Challenges to the social contract for science
    4. Assuring the integrity of research
    5. Assuring the productivity of research
    6. Between politics and science
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    David H. Guston, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Awards

    • Winner of the 2002 Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association's section for Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×