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- DescriptionHow science gets done in today's world has profound political repercussions, since scientific kwledge, through its technical applications, has become an important source of both ecomic and military power. The increasing dependence of scientific research on funding from business and the military has made questions about the access to and control of scientific kwledge a central issue in today's politics of science. In The New Politics of Science, David Dickson points out that the scientific community has its own internal power structures, its elites, its hierarchies, its ideologies, its sanctioned rms of social behavior, and its dissenting groups. And the more that science, as a social practice, forms an integral part of the ecomic structures of the society in which it is imbedded, the more the boundaries and differences between the two dissolve. Groups inside the scientific community, for example, will use groups outside the community and vice versa to achieve their own political ends. In this edition, Dickson has included a new preface commenting on the continuing and increasing influence of industrial and defense interests on American scientific research in the 1980s.
- Author BiographyDavid Dickson, former editor of New Scientist, has also served as European correspondent for Science and Washington Correspondent for Nature. He is the author of The Politics of Alternative Technology, and many articles appearing in The Economist, The Nation, Science forthe People and Nature.
- Author(s)Dr. David Dickson
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication01/05/1988
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight594 g
- Width154 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition StatementReprinted edition
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