Understanding technological politics : a decision-making approach (paper-ed '91)

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This work explores how political decisions about science and technology are made in the United States. Several chapters examine the organizational, institutional and personal pressures that shape these decisions while case-histories illustrate how specific decisions were made.


1. Studying the Politics of Science and Technology.

2. The Decision-Making Framework.

3. The Corporate/Managerial Arena.

4. The Governmental Arenas.

5. The Arenas of Expertise, Mobilization, and Labor.

6. Technology and Economic Crisis.

7. Science, Technology, and the Military.

8. The Environmental Challenge.

9. Risk in the Technological Society.

10. The Biotechnology Revolution.

11. Solving the Problems of Technological Politics.