Science for Public Policy
- H. Brooks, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
- C.L. Cooper, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
Since World War II, national and international policy makers have been confronted by a growing number of complex problems the resolution of which hangs, to a significant degree, on scientific knowledge or technical insights. This puts a premium on the quality and clarity of scientific/technical advice they receive. From their vantage points as scientists, policy makers or science advisors from both East and West, the authors of this book examine the issues involved in science for public policy and explore ways to improve the quality and timeliness of the scientific advice available to decision makers. Environmental problems provide much of the focus for the analysis.
For advanced students and academics in the fields of social and political science and international relations; national and international policy makers.