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Politicizing Science: The Alchemy of Policymaking

Politicizing Science: The Alchemy of Policymaking

by Michael Goughvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

In this book leading scientists share their experiences and observations of developing and testing hypotheses, offering insights on the dangers of manipulating science for political gain. It describes how politicization--whether by misapplication, overextension, or outright manipulation of the scientific record to advance particular policy agendas--imposes expenditures of money, missed opportunities, and burdens on the economy.