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GOVERNANCE OF SCIENCE

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GOVERNANCE OF SCIENCE by Steve Fuller
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This text offers a fresh perspective on the governance of science from the standpoint of social and political theory. Science has often been seen as the only institution that embodies the elusive democratic ideal of the "open society". Yet, science remains an elite activity that commands much more public trust than understanding, even through science has become increasingly entangled with larger political and economic issues. Fuller proceeds by rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of science, in favour of a "republican" approach centred on "the right to the wrong". He shows how the recent scaling up of scientific activity has undermine the republican ideal. The centrepiece of the book, a social history of the struggle to render the university a "republic of science" focuses on the potential challenges posed by multiculturalism and capitalism. Finally, drawing on the science policy of the US New Deal, Fuller proposes nothing short of a new social contract for "secularizing" science".

Author Biography

Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller's research programme, 'social epistemology' has been developed in a journal (founded in 1987) and six books. The most recent are Science (Open UP, 1997) and Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times (1999). In 1998 and 1999, Fuller ran two global cyberconferences for the UK's Economic and Social Research Council: the first on public understanding of science and the second on peer review in the social sciences.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1999
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Open University Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
60x90x6
ISBN-13
9780335202348
Product ID
2064373

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