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Science at Bar

Science at Bar - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674793033

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ISBN13: 978-0674793033
ISBN10: 067479303X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1995
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Science at Bar - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674793033

Sheila Jasanoff

ISBN13: 978-0674793033
ISBN10: 067479303X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

Science at the Bar is the first book to examine how two powerful American institutions interact with each other. Jasanoff argues that the courts do not simply depend on scientific findings for guidance--they actually influence the production of science and technology. With its lucid analysis of both scientific and legal modes of reasoning, and its recommendations for scholars and policymakers, this book will be indispensable for anyone who hopes to understand the changing configurations of science, technology, and the law in our litigious society.

Author Bio

Jasanoff, Sheila : Harvard University

Sheila Jasanoff is Professor of Science and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard C. Leone
Preface


The Intersections of Science and Law

Changing Knowledge, Changing Rules

The Law's Construction of Expertise

The Technical Discourse of Government

Law in the Republic of Science

Toxic Torts and the Politics of Causation

Legal Encounters with Genetic Engineering

Family Affairs

Definitions of Life and Death

Toward a More Reflective Alliance


Notes
Index

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