The Politics of Scientific Advice: Institutional Design for Quality Assurance (BOK)

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Controversies over issues such as genetically engineered food, foot-and-mouth disease and the failure of risk models in the global financial crisis have raised concerns about the quality of expert scientific advice. The legitimacy of experts, and of the political decision-makers and policy-makers whom they advise, essentially depends on the quality of the advice. But what does quality mean in this context, and how can it be achieved? This volume argues that the quality of scientific advice can be ensured by an appropriate institutional design of advisory organisations. Using examples from a wide range of international case studies, including think tanks, governmental research institutes, agencies and academies, the authors provide a systematic guide to the major problems and pitfalls encountered in scientific advice and the means by which organisations around the world have solved these problems.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521177153 Antall sider 402
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm Vekt 630 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Justus Lentsch, Peter Weingart
Emner og form Political science & theory, Impact of science & technology on society