The Politics of Expertise in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Office of Technology Assessment

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SUNY Press, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 128 pages
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Explores how the US legislature tries to act on the best available information about policy problems and at the same time to be responsive to the constituents who elected them. Bimber (political science, U. of California-Santa Barbara) focuses on interactions between elected officials and technical experts from the Office of Technology Assessment,
  

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Contents

Knowledge and Power
1
A Theory of the Politicization of Expertise
12
OTA The Office of WHAT?
25
Building OTA The Separation of Powers
40
Saving OTA Party Politics and the Strategy of Neutrality
50
Sustaining OTA Committee Politics and the Strategy of Neutrality
60
Abolishing OTA Budget Politics in the 104th Congress
69
The Other Congressional Support Agencies
78
Conclusion
93
Notes
101
Bibliography
115
Index
125
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Bruce Bimber is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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