Science, Money, and Politics

Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion
Author: Daniel S. Greenberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226306353
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
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Greenberg explores how scientific research is funded in the United States, including why the political process distributes the funds the way it does and how it can be corrupted by special interests in academia, business, and political machines.

Wozu Experten?

Ambivalenzen der Beziehung von Wissenschaft und Politik
Author: Alexander Bogner,Helge Torgersen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322806928
Category: Political Science
Page: 395
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Dieser Band bietet einen Überblick über verschiedene theoretische Ansätze und praktische Forschungsfelder sozialwissenschaftlicher Expertiseforschung. Neben gesellschaftstheoretischen Zugängen werden empirische und international vergleichende Fallstudien zu aktuellen Umwelt- und Technikkonflikten vorgestellt und im Hinblick auf praktische Perspektiven der Politikberatung diskutiert.

Die Freiheit ist eine Tochter des Wissens


Author: Nico Stehr
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658095164
Category: Social Science
Page: 439
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​​ Der wechselseitige Einfluss von Wissen und Freiheit (und damit Demokratie) in modernen, hochkomplexen Gesellschaften wie auch der Wandel ihrer Beziehungen im Laufe der Moderne ist eines der faszinierendsten Themen unseres Zeitalters. Es handelt sich dabei wohl kaum um eine einmal festgeschriebene, statische Beziehung, sondern um eine historisch-dynamische Relation, die immer von der Entwicklung der Wissensformen und der jeweils relevanten Definition von Freiheit mitbestimmt wurde und wird. Dieses Buch beleuchtet die neuartigen Probleme und Herausforderungen der Demokratie im Angesicht der rapide anwachsenden wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in gegenwärtigen Gesellschaften und gibt einen Überblick über soziologische Perspektiven von Weber, Dewey und Foucault bis in die Gegenwart.

Vom Wert der Wissenschaft und vom Nutzen der Forschung

Zur gesellschaftlichen Rolle akademischer Wissenschaft
Author: Ulrich Metschl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658109807
Category: Science
Page: 247
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Angesichts anhaltender Diskussionen um die notwendige oder wünschenswerte Förderung von Forschung und Wissenschaft unternimmt das Buch den Versuch, akademische Forschung als ein für demokratische Gesellschaften unverzichtbares Element öffentlicher Debatten und damit der öffentlichen Entscheidungsfindung zu verteidigen. Da Wissenschaft wie Demokratie beide verfahrensorientiert sind, ist ihre historische Verbindung kein Zufall. Vielmehr sind Demokratie und Wissenschaft wechselseitig aufeinander angewiesen. Ökonomisch betrachtet, lässt sich Wissenschaft als ein öffentliches Gut verstehen, das insbesondere für das Funktionieren einer Zivilgesellschaft unverzichtbar ist.

Compromising the Ideals of Science


Author: R. Sassower
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137519428
Category: Social Science
Page: 107
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This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.

Pills, Power, and Policy

The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and Its Consequences
Author: Dominique A. Tobbell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271130
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 294
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"Tobbell analyzes the political and economic history of the alignment of the pharmaceutical industry, academic institutions and their faculty and organized medicine. This book is essential reading for policymakers and their staff as well as persons who study the history of health policy and those who contribute to it through medical research, advocacy and journalism. " -Daniel Fox, author of The Convergence of Science and Governance: Research, Health Policy, and American States "Dominique Tobbell’s vivid, balanced and probing account of pharmaceutical politics is a significant, needed analysis of the relationships between the pharmaceutical industry, university researchers, the medical profession and government in the Cold War period. More than this, Pills, Power, and Policy shows why it continues to be difficult to agree in the United States on the relative roles of corporate enterprise, government regulation, technological innovation, freedom to prescribe, and consumer marketing and protection, all played out against the rising costs of health care. Timely and thought-provoking."--Rosemary A. Stevens. DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College "A superb and compelling account of the creation of one of America’s most reviled entities: Big Pharma. With clarity and subtlety, Pills, Power, and Policy weaves together the political, economic, and the medical to reveal the entangled history behind our modern pharmaceutical predicament."--Andrea Tone, Ph.D., Professor of History & Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine, McGill University “Pills, Power and Policy provides an outstanding description and analysis of the evolution of drug policy. It is an extremely important contribution to our understanding of the political, scientific, and economic nature of pharmaceutical regulation." -Daniel S. Greenberg, Washington journalist and author of Science, Money and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion

Science for Sale

The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism
Author: Daniel S. Greenberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226306267
Category: Science
Page: 288
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In recent years the news media have been awash in stories about increasingly close ties between college campuses and multimillion-dollar corporations. Our nation’s universities, the story goes, reap enormous windfalls patenting products of scientific research that have been primarily funded by taxpayers. Meanwhile, hoping for new streams of revenue from their innovations, the same universities are allowing their research—and their very principles—to become compromised by quests for profit. But is that really the case? Is money really hopelessly corrupting science? With Science for Sale, acclaimed journalist Daniel S. Greenberg reveals that campus capitalism is more complicated—and less profitable—than media reports would suggest. While universities seek out corporate funding, news stories rarely note that those industry dollars are dwarfed by government support and other funds. Also, while many universities have set up technology transfer offices to pursue profits through patents, many of those offices have been financial busts. Meanwhile, science is showing signs of providing its own solutions, as highly publicized misdeeds in pursuit of profits have provoked promising countermeasures within the field. But just because the threat is overhyped, Greenberg argues, doesn’t mean that there’s no danger. From research that has shifted overseas so corporations can avoid regulations to conflicts of interest in scientific publishing, the temptations of money will always be a threat, and they can only be countered through the vigilance of scientists, the press, and the public. Based on extensive, candid interviews with scientists and administrators, Science for Sale will be indispensable to anyone who cares about the future of scientific research.

What Price Better Health?

Hazards of the Research Imperative
Author: Daniel Callahan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520939233
Category: Medical
Page: 341
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The idea that we have an unlimited moral imperative to pursue medical research is deeply rooted in American society and medicine. In this provocative work, Daniel Callahan exposes the ways in which such a seemingly high and humane ideal can be corrupted and distorted into a harmful practice. Medical research, with its power to attract money and political support, and its promise of cures for a wide range of medical burdens, has good and bad sides—which are often indistinguishable. In What Price Better Health?, Callahan teases out the distinctions and differences, revealing the difficulties that result when the research imperative is suffused with excessive zeal, adulterated by the profit motive, or used to justify cutting moral corners. Exploring the National Institutes of Health's annual budget, the inflated estimates of health care cost savings that result from research, the high prices charged by drug companies, the use and misuse of human subjects for medical testing, and the controversies surrounding human cloning and stem cell research, Callahan clarifies the fine line between doing good and doing harm in the name of medical progress. His work shows that medical research must be understood in light of other social and economic needs and how even the research imperative, dedicated to the highest human good, has its limits.

Research Administration and Management


Author: Elliott C. Kulakowski,Lynne U. Chronister
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449666078
Category: Medical
Page: 916
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This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.

Science & Public Policy


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science and state
Page: N.A
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Pseudowissenschaft

Konzeptionen von Nichtwissenschaftlichkeit in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Author: Dirk Rupnow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pseudoscience
Page: 466
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Technology and Culture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology
Page: N.A
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Public Understanding of Science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
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Law and Science


Author: Steven Goldberg,Lawrence Ogalthorpe Gostin
Publisher: Foundation Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 405
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This reader is a spin-off publication from Law, Science and Medicine, Third Edition. It gives students a fascinating and stimulating set of readings that introduces them to the way law and science shape society from the use and misuse of genetic information, to religion and science, to artificial intelligence, and beyond. This publication gives undergraduates direct and accessible access to the actual cases, statutes, and articles that shape society's relationship to science. The readings on controversial issues--such as genetic research or creationism vs. evolution--will spark lively discussion and intense intellectual engagement.

Science in environmental policy

the politics of objective advice
Author: Ann Campbell Keller
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
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An analysis of the role and influence of scientists at the agenda-setting, legislative, and implementation stages of environmental policy making.

A Rich Bioethics

Public Policy, Biotechnology, and the Kass Council
Author: Adam Briggle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780268022211
Category: Medical
Page: 219
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"Adam Briggle has written a rich and sympathetic account of the President's Council on Bioethics led by Leon Kass. It puts in historical context the efforts of this council to move beyond the limited `instrumentalist' approaches to bioethics taken by earlier commissions, toward a more philosophically serious effort to deliberate on the human goods put in play by modern biomedicine. In the process it answers many of the charges of politicization and corrects the record concerning the council's work."---Francis Fukuyama, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies "Adam Briggle has written a fine book on a complex, controversial topic. He shows the wisdom of the approach to bioethics taken by the Kass Council, sets right the unfair and often nasty attacks on the council and Kass himself, and offers a perceptive and wide-ranging look at the terrain of ethics."---Daniel Callahan, The Hastings Center "What an eloquent, humane, and wise book. Briggle discovers an imperfect yet fascinating effort to bring the world of biomedical research into the domain of public philosophy. His scholarship and generosity make clear that a democratic society need not be morally shackled to the realm of the possible that science is constantly expanding."---Daniel Sarewitz, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University "This is the most persuasive and thoughtful reconstruction of the Kass Council's goals and rationale that I have seen. Adam Briggle's account of the notion of a `richer' bioethics is comprehensive and well-reasoned."---Jonathan D. Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

Allegations of political interference with government climate change science

hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 19, 2007
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 455
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Allegations of political interference with the work of government climate change scientists

hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, January 30, 2007
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 159
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National Journal


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
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Scientific American


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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