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PUBLICATIONID : 12606
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article; Proceedings Paper
TITLE : What future for the policy sciences?
ORIG_TITLE : What future for the policy sciences?
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, CIRES Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : SPRINGER
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Policy Sci.
BEGINPAGE : 209
ENDPAGE : 225
VOLUME : 37
ISSUE : 4-Mar
PUBLISH_DATE : DEC
YEAR : 2004
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/publications/special/future_policy_sciences.html
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000233729800002
CITATION : 15
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-08-10 21:54:36
ISSN : 0032-2687
IDS : 990FY
DOI : 10.1007/s11077-005-6181-x
ABSTRACT : The term "policy sciences" refers both to a distinctive tradition within the policy movement and to the broader policy movement itself. While the generic use of this term is sure to persist, the community of policy scientists trained in the tradition founded by Harold Lasswell and Myres S. McDougal faces challenges to its sustainability as a distinctive tradition of the policy movement. To motivate open discussion and debate, this essay follows the logic of a problem-oriented analysis, and also includes personal reflections and anecdote, with the following objectives: It suggests that the policy sciences tradition faces challenges to its sustainability because of the simple arithmetic of generational turnover in university faculty. It explores six factors internal and external to the policy sciences community militating against sustainability. The essay then critiques three different roles the policy scientist might play in contemporary academia, and concludes with a discussion of alternatives that might enhance the sustainability of the policy sciences tradition, should sustainability indeed be a desired outcome.
AREA : Public Administration; Social Sciences - Other Topics
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : POLICY SCIENCES
PLACE : DORDRECHT
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 12606
PAGES : 209-225
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
CONFERENCE : Policy Sci Inst
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, CIRES Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,UCB 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA
REFERENCES_NUM : 43
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
COUNT : 1
CONFERENCE_NAME : 21st Annual Meeting of the Policy-Sciences-Institute
CONFERENCE_DATE : OCT 17-20, 2002
CONFERENCE_PLACE : YALE LAW SCH, NEW HAVEN, CT
VETTED : 1