Adam Briggle on The Honest Broker

July 7th, 2008

Posted by: Roger Pielke, Jr.

Adam Briggle, of the University of Twente in the Netherlands (and a graduate of our Environmental Studies graduate program), has a thoughtful review of The Honest Broker in the current issue of Social Studies of Science. he has some very positive things to say:

Scientists and those in the business of science policy should read this book and consider its message carefully, because it has the potential to both bolster the legitimacy of the scientific enterprise and improve policy making. STS and social studies of science scholars are likely to find his argument familiar, but Pielke has developed such an incisive framework that even these audiences will find new and valuable contributions. Furthermore, his book is exemplary in its clear, jargon-free accessibility, which makes it an excellent pedagogical tool for initiating students into issues of science and society.

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