New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 - 232 pages
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.
These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.
New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
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For example, fungibility's value to a civic republican science policy is its principle
of accommodating the widest range of inquiries under a common budgetary
framework through a kind of intellectual tradeoff scheme (Fuller 2000a: ch. 8).
Were Mooney more sensitive to the institutionalization of science policy, he
would have recognized the asymmetry of his practice. More specifically, he would
have realized that two federal science policy bodies he holds in high esteem –
Conclusion: Is Science's Secularization Reversible? In the annals of US science
policy, the genius of MIT's Vice-President Vannevar Bush's The Endless Frontier
lay in persuading policymakers in the wake of World War II that the surest route ...
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