Science, Politics, and Morality: Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making

Kluwer Academic Publishers (1993)
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Rene Von Schomberg
Goethe University Frankfurt
Abstract
Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed. The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.
Keywords Science Social aspects  Technology Social aspects  Science and state  Technology and state  Decision making
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Call number Q175.5.S367 1993
ISBN(s) 0792319974
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