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Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the Twenty-First Century - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0472033065

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ISBN10: 0472033069
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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Published: 2008
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Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the Twenty-First Century - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0472033065

Homer Alfred Neal

ISBN13: 978-0472033065
ISBN10: 0472033069
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Science and technology are responsible for almost every advance in our modern quality of life. Yet science isn't just about laboratories, telescopes and particle accelerators. Public policy exerts a huge impact on how the scientific community conducts its work.Beyond Sputnikis a comprehensive survey of the field for use as an introductory textbook in courses and a reference guide for legislators, scientists, journalists, and advocates seeking to understand the science policy-making process. Detailed case studies---on topics from cloning and stem cell research to homeland security and science education---offer readers the opportunity to study real instances of policymaking at work. Authors and experts Homer A. Neal, Tobin L. Smith, and Jennifer B. McCormick propose practical ways to implement sound public policy in science and technology, and highlight how these policies will guide the results of scientific discovery for years to come. Homer A. Neal is the Samuel A. Goudsmit Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Interim President Emeritus, and Vice President for Research Emeritus at the University of Michigan, and is a former member of the U.S. National Science Board.Tobin L. Smith is Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at the Association of American Universities. Jennifer B. McCormick is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Assistant Director, CTSA Research Ethics Resource.GO BEYOND SPUTNIK ONLINE--Visit www.science-policy.net for the latest news, teaching resources, learning guides, and internship opportunities in the 21st-Century field of science policy.

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