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Playing Politics with ScienceBalancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight$
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David B. Resnik

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375893

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Playing Politics with Science
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David B. Resnik (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.003.0001

This chapter provides an introduction to the primary topics addressed in the book: scientific autonomy/independence and government oversight. It gives an overview of the relationship between science and politics and describes some cases involving the politicalization of science, such as global climate change, embryonic stem cell research, Food and Drug Administration approvals, and peer review of research proposals. It also outlines the plan for the book.

Keywords:   science, politics, politicalization, autonomy, independence, government, oversight, embryonic stem cell, global climate change, Food and Drug Administration

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