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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.

Purchasers of this MIT Press BIT will also receive a discount code (good on the MIT Press website only) for 40% off the price of the book Science in Democracy, from which this BIT is excerpted. Please email with your order number to receive your discount code.

About the Author

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