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Presidential Science Advisors

Perspectives and Reflections on Science, Policy and Politics

Editors: Pielke, Roger, Klein, Roberta A. (Eds.)

  • This book will offer unique first-hand perspectives of the science advisors to the president, from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush
  • It includes some very unique history (e.g., Edward David’s chapter provides perspective on how President Nixon used the science advisor for political purposes that have been reported nowhere else to our knowledge)
  • Inclusion of the transcripts of the interviews of the science advisors as an appendix provides a historical resource that is unlikely to ever appear elsewhere
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About this book

For the past 50 years a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease.  The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration of George W. Bush, which was highly criticized by many for its use (and some say, misuse) of science. This edited volume includes, for the first time, the reflections of the presidential science advisers from Donald Hornig who served under Lyndon B. Johnson, to John Marburger, the previous science advisor, on their roles within both government and the scientific community.  It provides an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of the White House, as well as the political realities of providing advice on scientific matters to the presidential of the United States. The reflections of the advisers are supplemented with critical analysis of the role of the science adviser by several well-recognized science policy practitioners and experts. This volume will be of interest to science policy and presidential history scholars and students.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Science, Politics, and Two Unicorns: An Academic Critique of Science Advice

    Guston, David H.

    Pages 7-15

  • Science Advice in the Johnson White House

    Hornig, Donald

    Pages 19-27

  • Science, Politics and Policy in the Nixon Administration

    David, Edward

    Pages 29-36

  • Science and Technology in the Carter Presidency

    Press, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Policy, Politics and Science in the White House (The Reagan Years)

    Keyworth, George A.

    Pages 57-64

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3898-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3897-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9065-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presidential Science Advisors
Book Subtitle
Perspectives and Reflections on Science, Policy and Politics
Editors
  • Roger Pielke
  • Roberta A. Klein
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3898-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3898-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3897-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9065-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 179
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