The Role of Science in Public Policy (At Issue) (Library Binding)

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By Eamon Doyle (Editor)
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Does science have a place when it comes to making public policy? The answer might not be as simple as many people think. Ideally, scientists discover facts, and those facts inform policy. But policy undermines the open-ended nature of scientific inquiry, and scientists end up representing an agenda rather than presenting objective truths to be used to make decisions that impact the public. Through a variety of perspectives, this volume explores who wins and who loses when science and politics mix.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781534503342
ISBN-10: 153450334X
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: July 30th, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: At Issue