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Science, Technology, And Politics
Policy Analysis In Congress

ISBN 9780367302221
Published November 9, 2020 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines how the assessment of science and technology-related policies takes place in the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the role it plays in the formulation of public policies, and the prospects for improving policy making for these kinds of policies.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Science, Technology, and Policy Analysis in Congress: An Introduction -- Toward More Usable Technology Policy Analyses -- Institutional Structures and Technology Policy in Congress: Toward an Applied Policy Science -- Case Studies in Congress and Policy Analysis -- Congress, the Environment, and Technology Assessment -- Technology, Analysis, and Policy Leadership: Congress and Radioactive Waste -- Congressional Decision Making and Long-Term Technological Development: The Case of Nuclear Fusion -- The Limits of Biomedical Technology Assessment: Values, Time, and Public Expectations -- The Role of Technology Assessment in Congressional Consideration of Biotechnology -- Privacy, Efficiency, and Surveillance: Policy Choices in an Age of Computers and Communication Technologies -- Economic Policy, International Competitiveness, and the Role of Technology Policy -- Assessing Policy Analysis: The Challenges of Technology Policy -- Parliamentary Technology Assessment in Europe: A Comparative Perspective -- Toward More Effective Policy Making for Science and Technology

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Gary C. Bryner is associate professor of political science, Brigham Young University, and author of Bureaucratic Discretion, In Search of the Republic, and a forthcoming book on the new Clean Air Act.