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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262318112 | 54 pp. | January 2014
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Consent and Competence in Representative Government

A BIT of Science in Democracy


Political controversies over scientific issues ranging from global warming to biotechnology demonstrate how closely politics today is intertwined with science. This BIT offers insights into how to democratize science without undermining its potential contribution to society, considering the flaws of representative democracy and politicization of science.

About the Author

Mark B. Brown is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento.