This book is an expanded version of the symposium which was intended to bring to the audience the views of a scientist in government, who is conversant with the problem of public policy formation, particularly as it is involved how to make use of modern technology in the public interest.
1. The Environment and Public Policy 2. Toward Increasing Competence of Thought in Public Policy Formation 3. What is a Public Policy Issue? 4. Technology for Director Dubious: Evaluation and Decision in Public Contexts 5. Judgment, Choice, and Societal Risk Taking 6. Observations on Judgment and Public Policy Decisions 7. Science, Values and Human Judgment 8. Decision Errors and Fallible Judgment: Implications for Social Policy