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The Fifth Branch
Category: Best Translation Books  Publish Time: 2011-12-05 15:10 
The Fifth Branch

Book Title:

The fifth Branch: Science Advisers as Policymakers

ISBN:

978-7-313-06798-2    

Catalogue

Best Translation Books

Authors

Sheila Jasanoff 

Translator

Chen Guang

Original Publisher

Harvard University Press

Binding:

paperback

Page Numbers

 

Publication Date

02/01/2011

 

Contents:

In their expanding roles as advisers, scientists have emerged as a formidable fifth branch of government. But even though the growing dependence of regulatory agencies on scientific and technical information has granted scientists a greater influence on public policy, opinions differ as to how those contributions should be balanced against other policy concerns. Merging legal and institutional analysis with social studies of science, Jasanoff presents a strong case for procedural reforms. In so doing, she articulates a social-construction model that is intended to buttress the effectiveness of the fifth branch.