ERIC Number: ED266030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Science in the Political Process. Science Policy Study--Hearings Volume 8. Hearings before the Task Force on Science Policy of the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (June 25, 26, 1985). No. 47.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Provided in these hearings on science in the political process are the testimony and prepared statements of: Thomas L. Haskell; Robert L. Sproull; John R. Silber; Robert M. Rosenzweig; and Daniel J. Kevles. Also included are questions asked of these individuals as well as their answers, and, when applicable, supporting documentation. Among the areas addressed are: implications of the science/political process issue for federal policy regarding science and higher education; cases of attempts to obtain science facilities for individual universities through the political process (where conflict between political and scientific judgements seems to have taken place); the proper role of experts and specialists in making policy that has significant scientific content; and under what conditions should congress and/or the scientific community use criteria such as regional economic growth, specific health needs, and agricultural crop needs in making decisions for science policy. (JN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.