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Description - The Fifth Branch by Sheila Jasanoff

In their expanding roles as advisers, scientists have emerged as a 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674300620
ISBN-10: 0674300629
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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