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The Presidency and Science Advising

Volume 6

Kenneth W. Thompson

Hardback
The role of the President's science adviser, however large or small, is fraught with momentous consequences for national security. Yet all too often the subject is a neglected chapter in the literature of both science and presidential studies. In this sixth volume, the Miller Center draws on a group of the most able thinkers in the scientific community, most of whom have had experience in science advising. Their presentations, which were given in the winter and autumn of 1987, are included along with questions posed by the audience. Divided into three sectionsóPhilosophy, Practice, and Problems óthe volume views science advising through the eyes of the presidency.
Contents: Introduction, Kenneth W. Thompson; Presidential Science Advising: Confronting Political Realities, Denis Prager; Discourse Between the Two Cultures, Father Edward A. Malloy; Presidential Science Advising, Richard L. Garwin; Talking about Science Advising, Richa Garwin; Science Advice to the Next President, William Carey; The Presidency and the Future, James Cannon; What to do When Experts Disagree, Harvey Brooks; and The Dilemma of the Golden Age, Frank Press. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
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University Press of America / Burkett Miller Center Public Affairs
Pages: 158Size: 6 x 9
978-0-8191-7133-7 • Hardback • September 1988 • $74.00 • (£49.95)
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