Bridges

Bridges, OST's Publication on Science & Technology Policy

Research and science and technology policy manifest themselves in specific programs and the creation of favorable conditions under which they flourish.

The basic ideas behind these measures, their ongoing development and the discussions surrounding them serve as topics of the articles and commentaries offered in bridges - The Office of Science & Technology`s Online Magazine on S&T Policy.

Bridges is an online publication of the OST in the English language that has been available since April 2004. Bridges - and their association with connection and communication - are exactly what we keep in mind when reporting on European, American or Canadian science and technology policy. Bridges currently reaches approximately 8200 subscribers.

Roger Pielke, Jr. has a column called "Pielke's Perspective" at Bridges. Read the articles or listen to podcasts by clicking on the links below.

Science Advice to Governments (Vol. 41, October 2014)
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Pure Science Ideal and Science Policy (Vol. 39, May 2014)
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Providing Evidence to Policy Makers: an Integration of Expertise and Politics (Vol. 38, August 2013)
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Overcoming the Tyranny of the Stylized Fact (Vol. 37, May 2013)
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Mad Cows, Hurricane Sandy, and Why We Need Strong Science Assessors (Vol. 36, December 2012)
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The Origins of “Basic Research” (Vol. 35, October 2012)
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Science, Sex, and the Olympics (Vol. 34, July 2012)
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The Great American Manufacturing Battle (Vol. 33, May 25, 2012)
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Innovation Policy Lessons of the Vasa (Vol. 32, December 16, 2011)
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Lessons of the L'Aquila Lawsuit (Vol. 31, October 24, 2011)
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The Policy Advisor’s Dilemma (Vol. 30, July 20, 2011)
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Democracy’s Open Secret (Vol. 29, April 18, 2011)
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Beyond the Annual Climate Confab (Vol. 28, December 21, 2010)
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Success is not Guaranteed (Vol. 27, October 19, 2010)
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Sport: An Academic’s Perfect Laboratory (Vol. 26, July 14, 2010)
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Inside the Black Box of Science Advisory Committee Empanelment (Vol. 25, April 21, 2010)
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Building Bridges between Europe and North America in Science Policy (Vol. 24, December 21, 2009)
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Understanding the Copenhagen Climate Deal: The Fix is In (Vol. 23, October 15, 2009)
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First Reflections from a Workshop on Science Policy Research and Science Policy Decisions (Vol. 22, July 17, 2009)
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Obama's Climate Policy: A Work in Progress (Vol. 21, April 10, 2009)
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An Interview with John H. Marburger, Outgoing US President's Science Advisor (Vol. 20, December 22, 2008)
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The Role of Risk Models in the Financial Crisis (Vol. 19, October 16, 2008)
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Has Technology Assessment Kept Pace with Globalization? (Vol. 18, July 1, 2008)
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Blinded by Assumptions (Vol. 17, April 28, 2008)
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Technology Assessment and Globalization (Vol. 16, December 2007)
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Late Action by Lame Ducks (Vol. 15, September 28, 2007)
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From "Is it True?" to "So What?" (Vol. 14, July 12, 2007)
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The Honest Broker (Vol. 13, April 16, 2007)
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The 2006 US Midterm Elections and Science and Technology Policy (Vol. 12, December 2006)
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Self-Segregation of Scientists by Political Predispositions (Vol. 11, September 2006)
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How to Break Up NASA (Vol. 10, June 29, 2006)
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Science Policy Without Science Policy Research (Vol. 9, April 19, 2006)
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The Role of Science Studies in Science Policy (Vol. 8, December 6, 2005)
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Making Sense of Trends in Disaster Losses (Vol. 7, September 20, 2005)
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Science Academies as Political Advocates (Vol. 6, July 13, 2005)
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