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PUBLICATIONID : 54631
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : Basic Research as a Political Symbol
ORIG_TITLE : Basic Research as a Political Symbol
AUTHOR : Pielke, R
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, R
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : SPRINGER
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Minerva
BEGINPAGE : 339
ENDPAGE : 361
VOLUME : 50
ISSUE : 3
PUBLISH_DATE : SEP
YEAR : 2012
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2012.20.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000309257300005
CITATION : 8
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-02-21 11:51:46
ISSN : 0026-4695
IDS : 012SQ
DOI : 10.1007/s11024-012-9207-5
ABSTRACT : The use of the phrase "basic research" as a term used in science policy discussion dates only to about 1920. At the time the phrase referred to what we today commonly refer to as applied research in support of specific missions or goals, especially agriculture. Upon the publication of Vannevar Bush's well-known report, Science - The Endless Frontier, the phrase "basic research" became a key political symbol, representing various identifications, expectations and demands related to science policy among scientists and politicians. This paper tracks and evaluates the evolution of "basic research" as a political symbol from early in the 20th century to the present. With considerable attention having been paid to the on-going evolution of post-Cold War science policy, much less attention has focused on the factors which have shaped the dominant narrative of contemporary science policies.
KEYWORDS : US science policy; Symbolism; History; United Kingdom
KEYWORD_PLUS : UNITED-STATES; SCIENCE; TECHNOLOGY; SCIENTISTS; STATISTICS
AREA : Education & Educational Research; History & Philosophy of Science; Social Sciences - Other Topics
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : MINERVA
PLACE : DORDRECHT
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 54631
PAGES : 339-361
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.
REFERENCES_NUM : 51
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
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