Science and Technology Advice
To the President, Congress and Judiciary
This volume aims to attract attention to the necessity for quality advice on science and technology issues to the president of the United States, to the Congress, and to the judiciary. It emphasizes reconsideration and improvement of existing organizations and mechanisms, mindful of the need to adapt to changing circumstances. Golden has gathered facts and opinions useful to a wide range of people: government officials and staffs in all three branches; journalists; scholars and students of political science, science policy, and the history of science policy; members of the industrial and financial communities; and the concerned citizenry. The eighty-five prominent experts include both of President Reagan's science advisors, President Gerald R. Ford, congressional leaders, and distinguished members of the judiciary.
“The book is and will long remain a real gem for students of these times and issues. I can think of no other place where it is possible to find so many good but brief essays by so many well-informed people on such an important topic.”—Herbert F. York, Science
“Candidates for elected office, government executives, lawmakers, judges, and ordinary citizens, including scientists, should read this book as if their lives, or their children's, depend on solving the problems it raises.”—Joel E. Cohen, The American Scholar
“The book is a treasure to those concerned in science policy. It is a useful introduction to those moving into policy roles in government and a general permanent reference to students and scholars of science policy, the presidency, and the U.S. government.”—Joseph F. Coates, Technological Forecasting and Social Change