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PUBLICATIONID : 46879
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : The Rise and Fall of the Science Advisor to the President of the United States
ORIG_TITLE : The Rise and Fall of the Science Advisor to the President of the United States
AUTHOR : Pielke, R and R Klein
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, R and R Klein
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : [Pielke, Roger, Jr.; Klein, Roberta] Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : SPRINGER
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Minerva
BEGINPAGE : 7
ENDPAGE : 29
VOLUME : 47
ISSUE : 1
PUBLISH_DATE : MAR
YEAR : 2009
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2719-2009.05.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000265082900002
CITATION : 2
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-02-21 11:51:46
ISSN : 0026-4695
IDS : 431SD
DOI : 10.1007/s11024-009-9117-3
ABSTRACT : The president's science advisor was formerly established in the days following the Soviet launch of Sputnik at the height of the Cold War, creating an impression of scientists at the center of presidential power. However, since that time the role of the science advisor has been far more prosaic, with a role that might be more aptly described as a coordinator of budgets and programs, and thus more closely related to the functions of the Office of Management and Budget than the development of presidential policy. This role dramatically enhances the position of the scientific community to argue for its share of federal expenditures. At the same time, scientific and technological expertise permeates every function of government policy and politics, and the science advisor is only rarely involved in wider White House decision making. The actual role of the science advisor as compared to its heady initial days, in the context of an overall rise of governmental expertise, provides ample reason to reconsider the role of the presidential science advisor, and to set our expectations for that role accordingly.
KEYWORDS : Science advice; Presidential science advisor; Science and government; Science and decision making
KEYWORD_PLUS : POLICY; GOVERNMENT; FOUNDATION
AREA : Education & Educational Research; History & Philosophy of Science; Social Sciences - Other Topics
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu; bklein@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : MINERVA
PLACE : DORDRECHT
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 46879
PAGES : 7-29
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, R (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,UCB 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, Roger, Jr.; Klein, Roberta
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
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EISSN : 1573-1871