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How much does the government get involved with the sciences? Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies

July 8, 2014

Washington, DC - From abortion and euthanasia to climate change, stem cell research, hydraulic fracturing, and medical marijuana, science has become increasingly politicized. This trend is deepened by the role government funding plays in scientific research and development. Exploring this uneasy alliance between two realms that, until recent times, had little to do with each other is the new Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies, published by CQ Press.

Detailing health, environmental, and social/cultural concerns, this groundbreaking reference looks at the issues and controversies at the intersection of science and politics and investigates how historical and contemporary events, along with government regulation, have affected the practice of science. Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies covers this nexus of politics and science in 118 expertly written A-to-Z entries in the following categories:

  • Agriculture
  • Computers
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Events
  • Health & Medicine
  • Military & Space
  • Regulation
  • Research
  • Social Issues

Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is jam-packed with information for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics. Because no other volume so clearly and concisely explains the politicization of science, whether in basic science, medical science, or the applied sciences and technology, this book belongs on the shelves of all public, academic, and high school libraries—especially those with science and political science collections.

Brent S. Steel is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Public Policy Graduate Program at Oregon State University.

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CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE, is a leading publisher of books, reference content, periodicals, and digital products on American government, public policy, and international affairs. Known for its objectivity and breadth and depth of coverage, CQ Press consistently ranks among the top academic and professional publishers for its high-quality content and scholarship. CQ Press was founded with the mission of promoting democracy through education and joined the SAGE family in 2008. www.cqpress.com

Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies
July 2014                                632 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4522-5810-2         Cloth: $150.00
eISBN: 978-1-4833-4632-8

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