Science Policy
R. A. Jr. Pielke 2005 Encyclopedia of Science,Technology and Ethics p1699-1705

Science policy involves consideration of two fundamental human activities: science and policy. People make decisions of valued outcomes, so thinking about science policy necessarily implicates science, its close associate science-based technology, and ethics. Although science policy is a topic central to all societies, particularly developed countries that devote significant public resources to science, for two reasons the focus here is on the US. First, the US is responsible for the largest share of global spending on science and technology. Second, for better or worse, the budgetary leadership role of the US in science and technology since World War II has shaped how people around the world think about science, policy, and politics. [description adapted from the article]

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values
Special Interest: Ethics
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time