Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Rescuing science from politics : regulation and the distortion of scientific research /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wagner, Wendy
Steinzor, Rena.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 65203232
ISBN 9780521855204; 0521855209; 9780521540094; 0521540097
Subjects Science and law--United States ; Science and state--United States ; Research--Law and legislation--United States ; Recherche scientifique ; Politique de la recherche ; Aspects juridiques ; Aspects politiques ; Philosophie ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Contributor biographical information
Publisher description
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  KF4270.A29 R47 2006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/24/2009
Collation xxiii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Rescuing Science from Politics debuts chapters by the nation's leading academics in law, science, and philosophy who explore ways that the law can be abused by special interests to intrude on the way scientists conduct research. The high stakes and adversarial features of regulation create the worst possible climate for the honest production and use of science especially by those who will ultimately bear the cost of the resulting regulatory standards. Yet an in-depth exploration of the ways in which dominant interest groups distort the available science to support their positions has received little attention in the academic or popular literature. The book begins by establishing non-controversial principles of good scientific practice. These principles then serve as the benchmark against which each chapter author compares how science is misused in a specific regulatory setting and assist in isolating problems in the integration of science by the regulatory process. - Publisher.