Science-technology policy and industrial democracy
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Published by Council on International Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo .
Written in English


  • Technology and state,
  • Science and state,
  • Developing countries -- Science and state,
  • Developing countries -- Technology and state

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Edition Notes

Statementby Karel Stregl
SeriesSpecial studies--Council on International Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo ; 55, no. 1-2, Special studies (State University of New York at Buffalo. Council on International Studies) -- 55, no. 1-2
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (v, 190 leaves) ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14550131M

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This book fundamentally reinterprets the role of science in American culture by focusing on the political views of natural and social scientists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many of them, rather than uncritically supporting modern capitalism and the bureaucratic state, instead hoped to empower the public to take control of these new forms of social by: Most recently, the microchip revolution and cyberspace are the most highly publicized candidates for the next upswing in technology—and thus the next new structure of explanatory focus of the book is on ideology, or on ideas about how technology works and should work, and the three key areas of policy contention discussed are Cited by: 5. In Science in Democracy, Mark Brown draws on science and technology studies, democratic theory, and the history of political thought to show why an adequate response to politicized science depends on rethinking both science and democracy. This eye-opening book describes how modern technologies--such as computers, automobiles, machine tools, hybrid crops, nuclear reactors, and others--contribute to vexing social problems ranging from the continued subordination of women and workers to widespread political disengagement. Engineers, manufacturers, and policy makers rarely take these consequences into account.

After some general remarks, this paper presents a brief overview of the relationships among science technology and politics. This is followed by an examination of the seven most important technological revolutions of the past five centuries, laying a foundation for consideration of recent trends in US Research and Development and our investments within by: In Governing Science and Technology in a Democracy (University of Tennessee Press, ), Malcolm L. Goggin, a political scientist and editor of the volume, presents viewpoints of a dozen professionals in science, law, philosophy and political science. The book is a collection of papers from a two-day conference in Houston in Policy Design for Democracy and Democracy and the Policy Sciences stake out what may become the most important niche in the subfield: the linkage of policy tools (tools for making. Economic and Industrial Democracy is an international, quarterly published, peer reviewed journal that focuses on the study of initiatives designed to enhance the quality of working life through extending the democratic control of workers over the workplace and the economy.

In this successor to his pioneering Science, Truth, and Democracy, the author revisits the topic explored in his previous worknamely, the challenges of integrating science, the most successful knowledge-generating system of all time, with the problems of in this new work, the author goes far beyond that earlier book in studying places at which the practice/5. As originally proposed by Harold Lasswell, the policy sciences were dedicated to democratic governance. But today they are far removed from the democratic process and do little to promote the American democratic system. This book examines how in the context of American history and the development of the policy sciences, a more democratic, participatory policy analysis could be . Industrial Democracy in America contemplates America's industrial decline and will provoke questions, even within management circles, of the long-run viability of a work regime that does not respect or motivate its workers--that does not persuade them to identify themselves with the enterprises of which they are : Paperback. Science and technology policy is one of the public policies that promotes appropriate funding to advance scientific and technological research and education, studies the impact of science and technology upon its citizenry, and prescribes regulation, if necessary.