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The Government of Science
Author: Harvey Brooks

ISBN: 9780262523790
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4 May 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 18.1 x 2.5

This is an edited collection of papers written between 1960 and 1967 and dealing with various aspects of science and government, with special attention to policies for the support of research. Most of the papers have previously been published. They deal with a wide range of issues including the following: a review and analysis of the arguments for and against a department of science, an analysis of arguments and criteria for federal support of research in universities and in other research institutions, the role and promise of new technology in meeting educational needs of the future, the role of national science policy in maximizing technology transfer and spurring innovation in the economy, the function of basic research supported by mission-oriented agencies of the federal government, the arguments for and against allocating research resources in terms of specific technology areas such as space and atomic energy instead of in terms of particular social purposes such as health, defense...

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