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Scientific Literacy and Environmental Policy: The Missing Prerequisite for Sound Decision Making

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By: DJ Howell

Earthscan

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #26100 | ISBN: 0899306160
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About this book

^: ¬ The author explores the politico-legal system and the relationships between science, scientists and society, focusing on the need for multilateral responsibility for communication to improve the accommodation of science in policy.


Contents

Part 1 The setting: prologue - regulation in general; Policy formulation at the intersection of law, science and technology; Implications for the real world. Part 2 Collisions and implications for societal scientific literacy; Revolution in pharmaceutical innovation and evolving policy; Regulation, voices of the public, and pharmaceutical innovation - implications of delays in FDA approval of new drugs; Regulation, voices of the public, and pharmaceutical innovation - the quandary goes on; Regulation, voices of the public, and products of recombinant DNA - science and technologies; Regulation, voices of the public, and products of recombinant DNA - the intersection with policy and law. Part 3 At the intersection: disenfranchisement and re-enfranchisement: At the intersection; Merge, or collision?; Can we re-enfranchise society for the intersection; Epilogue: "future history".

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