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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
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages)
Series Inside technology
Inside technology.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gezondheidsraad (Netherlands)
Democracy and science -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Social aspects -- Netherlands.
Scientific bureaus -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Netherlands.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bal, Roland.
Hendriks, Ruud, 1961-
LC no. 2009005940
ISBN 0262258609 (electronic bk.)
9780262258609 (electronic bk.)