Science and Technology in British Politics

Science and Technology in British Politics

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Norman J. Vig
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155272

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Science and Technology in British Politics covers the issues in science policy, which arose during 1959-1964 over British government policy and administration for supporting the advancement of science and technology. The book discusses relevant aspects of the political climate that contributed to the “politicization” of science, as well as on internal pressures for reform. The text also describes the contrasting approaches of the Conservative and Labor Parties and the role of Parliament and interest groups in science policymaking. The book concludes by tackling the political discussion of science policy. The text will be useful to students of politics.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I. Introduction

    II. Prelude to Conflict

    III. The Politics of Modernization and Scientific Reform, 1959-64

    IV. Government Programs and Conservative Policy

    V. The Formation of Labor Science Policy

    VI. Parliamentary Participation and Reform

    VII. Scientists and Group Politics

    VIII. Epilogue: From Science to Technology, 1965-66

    IX. Conclusion: Science in Politics



Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155272

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Norman J. Vig

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