The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 19, 2007 - Political Science - 196 pages
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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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User 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 Politics

User Review  - Jason Yang - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Pielke gives a fair treatment to different roles scientists can play in the political landscape. His major argument is that the roles we play are largely based on whether ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Roger A. Pielke, Jr. is Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2006 he was awarded the Eduard Brückner Prize for outstanding interdisciplinary research in climate work.

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