The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics
For scientists seeking to play a positive role in policy and politics and contribute to the sustainability of the scientific enterprise, scientists have choices in what role they play. This book is about understanding this choice. Rather than prescribing what course of action each scientist ought to take, the book aims to identify a range of options. Using examples from a range of scientific controversies, The Honest Broker challenges us all - scientists, politicians and citizens - to think carefully about how best science can contribute to policy-making and a healthy democracy.
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Review: The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and PoliticsUser Review - Ginnie - Goodreads
I used this book for the class I am teaching. It provides a useful entryway into getting students to think about policy and politics in relation to science. Read full review
Review: The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and PoliticsUser Review - Amber - Goodreads
A bit elementary, but I like the point of view, that of a scientist in the public policy arena. I especially appreciate reading about uncertainty and preemptive action. Read full review
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