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Science and technology policy is one of the public policies that promotes appropriate funding to advance scientific and technological research and education, studies the impact of science and technology upon its citizenry, and prescribes regulation, if necessary. Those involved in a nation’s science and technology policy analyze and often provide in-depth studies to determine the plans, programs and policies of the government and their effects on domestic and international affairs. Since many political issues have a scientific component, most developed countries have specific agencies, ministries, or offices that deal with science and technology policy.

This Tracer Bullet lists relevant sources of information on how science and technology policy is formulated, as well as its effects on the development and application of scientific and technological knowledge on a nation’s growth, economy, and well-being. In addition to the United States, this compilation includes references to the science and technology policies of other nations and groups of nations. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, this guide is designed--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader “on target.”

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Birkland, Thomas A. The study and practice of public policy. In An introduction to the policy process: theories, concepts, and models of public policy making. 2nd ed. Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe, c2005. p. 3-24.
   H97.B57 2005

Kleinman, Daniel Lee. Thinking about the politics of science and science policy. In Politics on the endless frontier: postwar research policy in the United States. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1995. p. 1-23.
   Q180.U5K5 1995

Politics and publics. In The Handbook of science and technology studies. 3rd ed. Edited by Edward J. Hackett and others. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press; Published in cooperation with the Society for the Social Studies of Science, c2008. p. 429-433.
   Q158.5.H36 2008 <SciRR>

Stine, Deborah D. Science and technology policymaking: a primer. Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2009. 38 p. (CRS-RL34454)
   ADA494852
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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on science and technology policy may be located in Library Catalogs, include the following:

Highly relevant

SCIENCE AND STATE
TECHNOLOGY AND STATE

Relevant

AGRICULTURE AND STATE
BIOETHICS
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
FISHERY POLICY
FOREST POLICY
GOVERNMENT POLICY
   See subdivision GOVERNMENT POLICY under various headings, e.g., BIODIVERSITY--GOVERNMENT POLICY; COMPUTER INDUSTRY--GOVERNMENT POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION--GOVERNMENT POLICY; GENETIC ENGINEERING--GOVERNMENT POLICY; HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES--GOVERNMENT POLICY; NATURAL RESOUCES--GOVERNMENT POLICY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS--GOVERNMENT POLICY; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS--GOVERNMENT POLICY.
INDUSTRIAL POLICY
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
   See also subdivision INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION under various headings, e.g., SCIENCE--INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; TECHNOLOGY--INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
MEDICAL POLICY
RESEARCH--INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
RESEARCH--MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
TRANSPORTATION AND STATE

Related

DEREGULATION
ENDOWMENT OF RESEARCH
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS
INFORMED CONSENT (MEDICAL LAW)
RISK ASSESSMENT
SCIENCE INDICATORS
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

More General

POLICY SCIENCES
PUBLIC POLICY
SCIENCE--SOCIAL ASPECTS
SCIENCE--UNITED STATES
TECHNOLOGY--SOCIAL ASPECTS
TECHNOLOGY--UNITED STATES

Many of these subject headings may be subdivided geographically, such as “RESEARCH--UNITED STATES” or “TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS--CHINA”

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BASIC TEXTS

Kraemer, Sylvia K. Science and technology policy in the United States: open systems in action. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, c2006. 325 p.
   Bibliography: p. 271-303.
   Q127.U6K73 2006 <SciRR>

Pielke, Roger A. The honest broker: making sense of science in policy and politics. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2007. 188 p.
   Bibliography: p. 169-182.
   Q180.55.M67P54 2007 <SciRR>

Shafritz, Jay M., and Christopher P. Borick. Introducing public policy. New York, Pearson Longman, c2008. 396 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   H97.S485 2008 <SciRR>

Shaping science and technology policy: the next generation of research. Edited by David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, c2006. 370 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q125.S5164 2006 <SciRR>

States of knowledge: the co-production of science and social order. Edited by Sheila Jasanoff. London, New York, Routledge, 2004. 317 p.
   Bibliography: p. 283-306.
   Q175.5.S734 2004 <SciRR>

Technology and the future. 10th ed. Edited by Albert H. Teich. Belmont, CA, Thomson/Wadsworth, c2006. 338 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T14.5.T4416 2006

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Baez, Benjamin, and Deron Boyles. The politics of inquiry: education research and the "culture of science." Albany, State University of New York Press, c2009. 237 p.
   Bibliography: p. 217-232.
   LB1028.B267 2009

Carroll, Patrick. Science, culture, and modern state formation. Berkeley, University of California Press, c2006. 275 p.
   Bibliography: p. 219-259.
   Q125.C3835 2006

Democratizing technology: Andrew Feenberg's critical theory of technology. Edited by Tyler Veak. Albany, State University of New York Press, c2006. 229 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T14.5.D448 2006

Investigating science communication in the information age: implications for public engagement and popular media. Edited by Richard Holliman and others. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 2009. 288 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q224.I59 2009

Jasanoff, Sheila. Designs on nature: science and democracy in Europe and the United States. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, c2005. 374 p.
   Bibliography: p. 339-359.
   Q127.E8J37 2005 <SciRR>

Kleinman, Daniel Lee. Science and technology in society: from biotechnology to the internet. Malden, MA, Blackwell Pub., 2005. 141 p.
   Bibliography: p. 128-138.
   Q175.5.K537 2005

Neal, Homer A., Tobin L. Smith, and Jennifer B. McCormick. Beyond Sputnik: U.S. science policy in the twenty-first century. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, c2008. 386 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q127.U6N398 2008

Perspectives on U.S. competitiveness in science and technology. Edited by Titus Galama and James Hosek. Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corp., 2007. 152 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   T73.P47 2007

Science and civil society. Edited by Lynn K. Nyhart and Thomas H. Broman. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, c2002. 373 p. (Osiris: a research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, 2nd ser., v. 17)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q125.S43178 2002 <SciRR>

Shaping technology, guiding policy: concepts, spaces, and tools. Edited by Knut H. Sørensen and Robin Williams. Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, c2002. 404 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T14.5.S493 2002

Varmus, Harold. The art and politics of science. New York, W. W. Norton, c2009. 315 p.
   Bibliography: p. 274-290.
   R154.V47A3 2009

Wang, Zuoyue. In Sputnik's shadow: the President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, c2008. 454 p.
   Bibliography: p. 419-441.
   Q127.U6W365 2008

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

Defense

America’s defense meltdown: Pentagon reform for President Obama and the new Congress. Edited by Winslow T. Wheeler. Stanford, CA, Stanford Security Studies, c2009. 244 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   UA23.A596 2009

America’s security role in a changing world. Washington, NDU Press for Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 2009. 68 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   JZ1469.A44 2009

Chow, Brian G., Richard Silberglitt, and Scott Hiromoto. Toward affordable systems: portfolio analysis and management for Army science and technology programs. Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2009. 153 p.
   Bibliography: p. 149-153.
   U393.C54 2009

Renshon, Jonathan. Why leaders choose war: the psychology of prevention. Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2006. 221 p.
   Bibliography: p. 199-217.
   U21.2.R46 2006

US military innovation since the Cold War: creation without destruction. Edited by Harvey M. Sapolsky, Benjamin H. Friedman, and Brendan Rittenhouse Green. London, New York, Routledge, 2009. 202 p. (Strategy and history, 24)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   UA23.U76 2009

Energy and Environment

Adaptive governance and water conflict: new institutions for collaborative planning. Edited by John T. Scholz and Bruce Stiftel. Washington, Resources for the Future, c2005. 274 p.
   Bibliography: p. 239-255.
   TD224.F6A63 2005

Adjudicating climate change: state, national, and international approaches. Edited by William C. G. Burns, Hari M. Osofsky. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2009. 399 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK3593.A93 2009

Earthly politics: local and global in environmental governance. Edited by Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long Martello. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2004. 356 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GE300.E23 2004

Edelstein, Michael R., and William J. Makofske. Radon's deadly daughters: science, environmental policy, and the politics of risk. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c1998. 361 p.
   Bibliography: p. 321-345.
   QC913.2.R3E35 1998

Energy: science, policy, and the pursuit of sustainability. Edited by Robert Bent, Lloyd Orr, and Randall Baker. Washington, Island Press, c2002. 257 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ163.2.E4865 2002 <SciRR>

Glennon, Robert Jerome. Unquenchable: America’s water crisis and what to do about it. Washington, Island Press, c2009. 414 p.
   Bibliography: p. 341-400.
   TD223.G578 2009

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Poison in the well: radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, c2008. 311 p.
   Bibliography: p. 291-299.
   TD898.H35 2008

Managing the transition to renewable energy: theory and practice from local, regional and macro perspectives. Edited by Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh and Frank R. Bruinsma. Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, c2008. 385 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   TJ163.2.M357 2008

Foreign and International

Birstein, Vadim J. The perversion of knowledge: the true story of Soviet science. Cambridge, MA, Westview, 2004. 492 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Originally published: 2001.
   Q127.R9B576 2004

Comparative science and technology policy. Edited by Sheila Jasanoff. Cheltenham, UK, Lyme, NH, Edward Elgar Pub., c1997. 650 p. (The international library of comparative public policy, 5)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q125.C567 1997 <SciRR>

European energy futures 2030: technology and social visions from the European Energy Delphi Survey. Timon Wehnert and others. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2007. 231 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ163.25.E84E84 2007

Japan’s disarmament and non-proliferation policy. 4th ed. Tokyo, Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2008. 214 p.
   JZ5588.J36 2008 <SciRR>

Müller-Kraenner, Sascha. Energy security: re-measuring the world. London, Sterling, VA, Earthscan, 2008. 170 p.
   Bibliography: p. 157-161.
   Originally published: 2007.
   TJ163.2.M843 2008 <SciRR>

Science in India: past and present. Edited by B. V. Subbarayappa. Mumbai, published for Nehru Centre, Mumbai, by Popular Prakashan, c2007. 499 p.
   Bibliography: p. 493-494.
   Q127.I4S3485 2007 <SciRR>

Turnhout, Esther. Ecological indicators in Dutch nature conservation: science and policy intertwined in the classification and evaluation of nature. Amsterdam, Aksant, 2003. 172 p.
   Bibliography: p. 145-162.
   QH77.N4T87 2003

Life Sciences

Agricultural conservation. Edited by Anthony G. Hargis. New York, Nova Science Publishers, c2009. 186 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   S604.6.A39 2009

Controversies in science and technology: from maize to menopause. Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Abby J. Kinchy, and Jo Handelsman. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, c2005. 341 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   QH442.C645 2005

Forest futures: science, politics, and policy for the next century. Edited by Karen Arabas and Joe Bowersox. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2004. 351 p.
   Bibliography: p. 293-326.
   SD144.A13F67 2004

Genetically modified foods: debating biotechnology. Edited by Michael Ruse and David Castle. Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 2002. 355 p.
   Bibliography: p. 351-352.
   TP248.65.F66G458 2002

Genetics: science, ethics, and public policy: a reader. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., c2005. 200 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH438.7.G465 2004 <SciRR>

The Human embryonic stem cell debate: science, ethics, and public policy. Edited by Suzanne Holland, Karen Lebacqz, and Laurie Zoloth. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2001. 257 p.
   QM608.H86 2001

New issues in food policy, control and research. Edited by Arthur P. Riley. New York, Nova Science Publishers, c2007. 177 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TX359.N852 2007

Parthasarathy, Shobita. Building genetic medicine: breast cancer, technology, and the comparative politics of health care. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2007. 271 p.
   Bibliography: p. 251-262.
   RC268.44.B73P37 2007

Tobacco and public health: science and policy. Edited by Peter Boyle and others. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 2004. 798 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RA1232.T6T634 2004 <SciRR>

Webster, D. G. Adaptive governance: the dynamics of Atlantic fisheries management. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2009. 391 p.
   Bibliography: p. 373-380.
   SH328.W43 2009

United States Government (Historically Important Works)

Bush, Vannevar. Endless horizons. Washington, Public Affairs Press, 1946. 182 p.
   Q171.B957

From the lab to the Hill: essays celebrating 20 years of Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Edited by Anthony Fainberg. Washington, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994. 397 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q127.U6F76 1994

Jasanoff, Sheila. The fifth branch: science advisers as policymakers. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1990. 302 p.
   Bibliography: p. 253-291.
   Q125.J33 1990

Jones, Megan, David H. Guston, and Lewis M. Branscomb. Informed legislatures: coping with science in a democracy. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 1996. 286 p. (CSIA occasional paper, no. 11)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Co-Published by arrangement with Center for Science and International Affairs--Harvard University."
   Q127.U6J65 1996

Lakoff, Sanford A. Knowledge and power: essays on science and government. New York, Free Press, 1966. 502 p.
   Bibliography: p. 483-493.
   Q125.L28

Smith, Bruce L. R. American science policy since World War II. Washington, Brookings Institution, c1989. 230 p.
   Bibliography: p. 193-219.
   Q127.U6S613 1990 <SciRR>

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Science, the endless frontier. A report to the President by Vannevar Bush, the director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. July 1945. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1945. 184 p.
   Q127.U6A53 1945 <SciRR>

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HANDBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, AND DICTIONARIES

The Concise Oxford dictionary of politics. 3rd ed. Edited by Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 2009. 599 p.
   See especially entries on science and technology related topics.
   JA61.C665 2009b

The Handbook of science and technology studies. 3rd ed. Edited by Edward J. Hackett and others. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press; Published in cooperation with the Society for the Social Studies of Science, c2008. 1065 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q158.5.H36 2008 <SciRR>

Shafritz, Jay M. Dictionary of public policy and administration. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, c2004. 310 p.
   H97.S483 2004 <SciRR Dict>

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Conference on Statistics, Science and Public Policy (12th, 2007, Hailsham, England). Statistics, science and public policy XII: measurement, risk and society: proceedings of the Conference on Statistics, Science and Public Policy, held at Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, U.K., April 18-21, 2007. Edited by A. M. Herzberg. Kingston, ON, A. M. Herzberg, c2008. 213 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   H97.C652 2007

Innovation policies for the 21st century: report of a symposium. Edited by Charles W. Wessner. Committee on Comparative Innovation Policy: Best Practice for the 21st Century, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, c2007. 206 p.
   Bibliography: p. 200-206.
   HC110.T4I563 2007
   Report from an international symposium held on April 15, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Security and Public Safety--Problems and Needs in Conversion Policy and Research after 15 Years of Conversion in Central & Eastern Europe. (2005, Cottbus, Germany). Environmental security and public safety: proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Security and Public Safety: problems and needs in conversion policy and research after 15 years of conversion in Central & Eastern Europe. Edited by Wolfgang Spyra and Michael Katzsch. Dordrecht, London, Springer, 2007. 207 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TD195.A75N355 2007

Science and technology and the future development of societies: international workshop proceedings. Edited by Glenn Schweitzer. Committee on the U.S.-Iran Workshop on Science and Technology and the Future Development of Societies; Office for Central Europe and Eurasia; Development, Security, and Cooperation, Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, 2008. 130 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q175.5.S35 2008

State science and technology policy advice: issues, opportunities, and challenges: summary of a national convocation. Steve Olson, rapporteur; Jay B. Labov, editor. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, c2008. 83 p.
   Bibliography: p. 56-57.
   Convocation held October 15-16, 2007.
   Q127.U5S73 2008

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

Technical Reports and other types of literature may be identified in the following abstracting and indexing journals:

Government Reports Announcements and Index (1946-)
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format
   URL: http://www.ntis.gov

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format
   URL: http://catalog.gpo.gov (1976-)

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

These selected reports are available in the technical reports collection of the Science, Technology and Business Division. Other reports on the topic may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5301 Shawnee Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312. NTIS telephone: (703) 605-6000. NTIS web site URL: http://www.ntis.gov

Energy: a matter of national, economic, and environmental security. Washington, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, 2008. 43 p.
   PB2009103091

Frontiers of Engineering. Reports on leading-edge engineering from the 2008 Symposium. Washington, National Academy of Engineering; Washington, National Academy of Sciences. Albuquerque, NM, Sandia National Labs, 2009. 194 p.
   PB2009106458

Gable, F. J. Large marine ecosystem approach to fisheries management and sustainability: linkages and concepts towards best practices. National Marine Fisheries Service. Woods Hole, MA, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 2004. 98 p.
   PB2005101435

Grennfelt, P., and others. Towards robust European air pollution policies: constraints and prospects for a wider dialogue between scientists, experts, decision-makers, and citizens. Stockholm, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 2005. 70 p.
   PB2006107252

Lambright, W. H. Case of ozone depletion. Washington, NASA, 2005. 61 p.
   N20050176504

Science of science policy: a federal research roadmap. Washington, National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences, 2008. 53 p.
   ADA496840

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DISSERTATIONS

Dissertations may be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index (1861-1972)
   Z5053.X47 1973

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Electronic format

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SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Cheney, David W. Information technology, science, and public policy. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2008.
   UMI publication number AAT 3289701
   Collation of the original: 345 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--George Mason University, 2008.

Gallo, Jason. Speaking of science: the role of the National Science Foundation in the development of United States information infrastructure. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2008.
   UMI publication number AAT 3331106
   Collation of the original: 333 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Northwestern University, 2008.

Levine, Aaron David. Human embryonic stem cell research amid regulatory uncertainty. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3273517
   Collation of the original: 243 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Princeton University, 2007.

McNie, Elizabeth Clark. Co-producing useful climate science for policy: lessons from the RISA program. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2008.
   UMI publication number AAT 3315839
   Collation of the original: 292 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008.

Quon, Nicole Ciewhon. Decisions at scientific agencies: how do the NIH and the FDA balance expert opinions, changing agendas, and political pressure? Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3267350
   Collation of the original: 150 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Yale University, 2007.

Roberts, Kirthi. Beyond energy futures: an exploration of sustainability-driven and transition dynamics-driven approaches to guiding socio-technical change. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT NR31915
   Collation of the original: 333 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--The University of British Columbia (Canada), 2007.

Yang, Chi-Jen. Powered by technology or powering technology? Belief-based decision-making in nuclear power and synthetic fuel. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2008.
   UMI publication number AAT 3305295
   Collation of the original: 348 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Princeton University, 2008

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching are “science policy,” “technology policy,” or other headings, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles may now be available in electronic format. Consult a reference librarian for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services.

Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (1962-)
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR A&I>

Academic Search Complete (2002-)
   Electronic format

Applied Science and Technology Index (1913-)
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

CQ Press Electronic Library (2008-)
   Electronic format

Environment Complete (2000-)
   Electronic format

Gale Congressional Database (Covers various dates)
   Electronic format

General Science Index (1978-)
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (1975-)
   Electronic format

International Development Abstracts (1982-)
   HC59.69.I57 and Electronic format

LexisNexis Congressional (1995-)
   Electronic format

NTIS (1964-)
   Electronic format

PAIS International in Print (1915-)
   Z7164.E2P34 <N&CPRR> and Electronic format

RAND Publications Online (1998-)
   Electronic format

Sociological Abstracts (1953-)
   HM1.S67 <MRR> and Electronic format

SPRILIB: A Polar and Glaciological Bibliographic Database (various dates)
   Electronic format

United States Congressional Bibliographies (1985-)
   Electronic format

WAO: World Affairs Online (1980's-)
   Electronic format

Worldwide Science: Global Science Gateway (Various dates)
   Electronic format

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain articles relevant to to science and technology policy:

Bioethics QH332.B517
BioScience QH1.A277
CQ Weekly JK1.C15
Current Science
   URL: http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/contents.htm
Q1.C78
Energy Policy HD9502.A1E54
Environmental Health Perspectives EHP RA565.A1E13
Issues in Science and Technology Q124.6.I85
Minerva AS121.M5
National Journal JK1.N28
Nature Q1.N2
New Scientist Q1.N52
The Review of Policy Research H97.P66
Science Q1.S35
Science and Public Policy Q179.9.S32
Science News Q1.S76
Science, Society, Security News / NATO Not yet in LC
Scientific American T1.S5
Social Studies of Science Q1.S812

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Brooks, Linton F. A vision for U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear security. Issues in science and technology, v. 26, fall 2009: 25-28.
   Q124.6.I85

Dehner, Corey Denenberg. Environmental law, policy, and economics: reclaiming the environmental agenda. Review of policy research, v. 26, May 2009: 346-348.
   H97.P66

Fernández-Ribas, Andrea. Public support to private innovation in multi-level governance systems: an empirical investigation. Science and public policy, v. 36, July 2009: 457-467.
   Q179.9.S32

Kadekodi, Gopal K. Social relevance of science and technology. Current science, v. 96, June 10, 2009: 1450-1452.
   Q1.C78

Kappel, Carrie, V., and others. In the zone: comprehensive ocean protection. Issues in science and technology, v. 25, spring 2009: 33-44.
   Q124.6.I85

Keynes, Randal. Darwin's ways of working--the opportunity for education. Journal of biological education, v. 43, summer 2009: 101-103.
   QH315.J66

Kumar, M. Jagadesh. Evaluating scientists: citations, impact factor, h-index, online page hits and what else? IETE technical review, v. 26, May/June 2009: 165-168.
   TK5101.A1I355

Liebow, Edward, and others. Toward the assessment of scientific and public health impacts of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Extramural Asthma Research Program using available data. Environmental health perspectives, v. 117, July 2009: 1147-1154.
   RA565.A1E13

Longo, Bernadette. Mathematics, computer development, and science policy debates after World War II. IEEE annals of the history of computing, v. 30, July/Sept. 2008: 64-72.
   QA76.17.A56

Nauwaler, Clare, René Wintjes, and Roger Pielke. Innovation policy in Europe: measurement and strategy. Review of policy research, v. 26, July 2009: 494-495.
   H97.P66

Onoda, Takao. IEA policies--G8 recommendations and an afterwards. Energy policy, v. 37, Oct. 2009: 3823-3831.
   HD9502.A1E54

Pielke, Roger, and Roberta Klein. The rise and fall of the science advisor to the President of the United States. Minerva, v. 47, Oct. 2008: 7-29.
   AS121.M5

Rosser, Sue V., and Mark Zachary Taylor. Why are we still worried about women in science? Academe, v. 95, May/June 2009: 7-10.
   LB2301.A3

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Atkinson, Robert, and Howard Wial. Creating a national innovation foundation. Issues in science and technology, v. 25, fall 2008: 75-84.

Capps, Krista A., and others. Training tomorrow's environmental problem solvers: an integrative approach to graduate education. Bioscience, v. 59, June 2009: 514-521.

Ehrenberg, Rachel. The biofuel future. Science news, v. 176, Aug. 1, 2009: 24-29.

Fthenakis, Vasilis, James E. Mason, and Ken Zweibel. The technical, geographical and economic feasibility for solar energy to supply the energy needs of the US. Energy policy, v. 37, Feb. 2009: 387-399.

Harris, Jason. Stem cells: a new plan of attack. HEM/ONC today, v. 10, May 25, 2009: 1-13.

Harris, Shane. The cyberwar plan. National journal, v. 41, Nov. 14, 2009: 18-24.

Himanen, Laura, and others. Influence of research funding and science policy on university research performance: a comparison of five countries. Science and public policy, v. 36, July 2009: 419-430.

The National Academies. Understanding stem cells: an overview of the science and issues from the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, 2007. 24 p.

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The National Academies’ guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research: 2008 Amendments. Washington, National Academies Press, 2008. 54 p.

Pautz, Michelle C. Perceptions of the regulated community in environmental policy: the view from below. Review of policy research, v. 26, Sept. 2009: 533-550.

Sarewitz, Daniel. The rightful place of science. Issues in science and technology, v. 25, summer 2009: 89-94.

Schmidt, Charles W. Nanotechnology-related environment, health, and safety research: examining the national strategy. Environmental health perspectives, v. 177, Apr. 2009: A159- A161.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel. Decoupling policy and practice: how life scientists respond to ethics education. Minerva, v. 46, Mar. 2008: 1-16.

Wang, Zuoyue, and Naomi Oreskes. History of science and American science policy. Isis, v. 99, June 2008: 365-373.

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science and Policy Programs
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 326-6600
Fax: (202) 289-4950
Email: science_policy@aaas.org
   URL: http://www.aaas.org/programs/science_policy/
Working with Congress
   URL: http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/wwc/default.htm

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
1725 DeSales Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tel : (202) 546-3300
Fax: (202) 675-1010
Email: fas@fas.org
   URL: http://www.fas.org

National Academies (Formerly: National Academy of Sciences)
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2000
Email: worldwidewebfeedback@nas.edu for general inquiries
   URL: http://www.nationalacademies.org

   Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
   Keck Center
   500 Fifth Street, NW
   Washington, DC 20001
   Tel: (202) 334-2200
   Fax: (202) 334-1505
      URL: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/step/index.htm

The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Tel: (703) 292-5111
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp
NSF: Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)--Archived
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07547
Program Solicitation--Archived
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08586/nsf08586.htm

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20502
Email: info@ostp.gov
   URL: http://www.ostp.gov

   Director's Office
   Tel: (202) 456-7116
   Fax: (202) 456-6021

   Science Division
   Tel: (202) 456-6130
   Fax: (202) 456-6027

   Technology Division
   Tel: (202) 456-6046
   Fax: (202) 456-6040

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THE INTERNET

The Internet offers a number of sites useful for finding information on science and technology policy. Several of the organizations listed above provide links to related sites from their web sites. You might try the sites listed below, or use your favorite search engine (such as Google or Yahoo) and appropriate key words to identify more specific resources.

Domestic Sources

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (University of Colorado, Boulder)
URL: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (Arizona State University)
URL: http://www.cspo.org

Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy
URL: http://www.isepp.org

Office of Technology Assessment Archives (OTA 1972-September 29, 1995)
URL: http://fas.org/ota/

Science Meets Policy
URL: http://www.sciencemeetspolicy.org/site/4.asp

Science, Technology and Public Policy at Belfer Center, Harvard University
URL: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/44/science_technology_and_public_policy.html

U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century
URL: http://www.science-policy.net

Foreign and International Sources

Academia Sinica (Taiwanese National Academy of Sciences)
URL: http://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml

BELLONA (NGO based in Norway)
URL: http://www.bellona.org

Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
URL: http://www.comsats.org/index.php

European Science Foundation (Science Policy)
URL: http://www.esf.org/activities/science-policy.html

German Academy of Science and Technology
URL: http://www.acatech.de/uk (English)

Indian Academy of Sciences
URL: http://www.ias.ac.in/about.html

Innovation, Policy and Science–Canada
URL: http://www.idrc.ca/IPS/

Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences
URL: http://english.ipm.cas.cn/

Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
URL: http://www.kist.re.kr/en/index.jsp

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)–Japan
URL: http://www.mext.go.jp/english/

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)–Korea
URL: http://park.org/Korea/Pavilions/PublicPavilions/Government/most/index.html

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy–Japan
URL: http://www.nistep.go.jp

Newton's Apple
URL: http://www.newtons-apple.org.uk

Portals to the World: Links to Electronic Resources from around the World
See especially the “Science and Technology” section for each country.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

Royal Society–UK
   Science Policy and Government
   URL: http://royalsociety.org/policy/
   Science Policy Journals
   URL: http://royalsocietypublishing.org/journals

Royal Swedish Academy of Science
URL: http://www.kva.se/en/

SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research–UK
URL: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/

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