eBook Science and Politics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1483346315
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346311
  • DDC: 338.973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 632 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock).

This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. Science and Politics: An A To Z Guide To Issues And Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Editor.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Abortion.
2: Acid Rain.
3: Affordable Care Act.
4: African Americans in STEM Fields.
5: Animals in Scientific Research.
6: Anthrax Attacks.
7: Antibiotics and Livestock.
8: Arpanet.
9: Asthma.
10: Autism.
11: Bell Curve, The.
12: Big Science.
13: Biological and Chemical Weapons.
14: Birth Control.
15: BP Oil Spill.
16: Cancer.
17: Carnivore Management.
18: Censorship of Science.
19: Climate Change.
20: Cloning.
21: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
22: Corporate Science.
23: Cyberwar and Espionage.
24: Dams.
25: DDT.
26: Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
27: Democracy and Technology.
28: Desertification.
29: Dissent in Science.
30: Drug Labeling.
31: Drug Trials.
32: Earth Day.
33: Education, Science.
34: Educational Certification.
35: Endangered Species Protection.
36: Environmental Justice.
37: Environmental Regulation.
38: Ethanol.
39: Euthanasia.
40: Evolution.
41: Family Planning and Government.
42: Federal Regulatory Structures.
43: Fluoridation.
44: Food Labeling.
45: Food Safety.
46: Funding, Public.
47: Gender Discrimination in Science.
48: Genetic Testing.
49: Genetically Modified Organisms.
50: Government Science Advisors.
51: Green Revolution.
52: H1N1 Pandemic.
53: Health Care Regulations.
54: HIV/AIDS.
55: HPV Vaccine.
56: Hubble Telescope.
57: Human Genome Project.
58: Hurricane Katrina.
59: Hydraulic Fracturing.
60: Infertility Treatments.
61: Influenza.
62: Intellectual Property.
63: Intelligence Measurement.
64: International Space Station.
65: Keystone XL Pipeline.
66: Mad Cow Disease.
67: Malaria.
68: Manhattan Project.
69: Medical Marijuana.
70: Military-Industrial Complex.
71: Missile Defense.
72: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
73: Nuclear Energy.
74: Nuclear Power Plant Accidents.
75: Nuclear Waste.
76: Nuclear Weapons.
77: Obesity.
78: Oil and Gas Drilling.
79: Online Piracy.
80: Organ Donation.
81: Organic Food.
82: Patents.
83: PCBs.
84: Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal.
85: Polio.
86: Pollution.
87: Population Growth.
88: Recycling.
89: Renewable Energy.
90: Safety Regulations.
91: Self-Regulation.
92: Sex Education.
93: Smoking and Climate Change: Comparing Policies.
94: Spotted Owl.
95: State and Local Regulatory Structures.
96: Stem Cell Research.
97: Superfund.
98: Sustainable Development.
99: Tenure.
100: Tuberculosis, Drug-Resistant.
101: Tuskegee Institute Syphilis Study.
102: U.S. Research Works Act.
103: Vaccines, Childhood.
104: Water Scarcity.
105: Wetlands.
106: Whistleblower Protection.
107: Wildfire Management.
108: Wildlife Management.
109: Women’s Health.
Index.