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Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Don Leggett and Charlotte Sleigh


Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79 provides a ‘big picture’ account of science in modern Britain. It charts the changing contours of science and illuminates its role in governing the nation. The twentieth century saw a dramatic increase in publicly funded research and the number of scientific advisors across government. At the same time science was evoked in the pursuit of the effective and rational management of people and resources – of making policies and achieving Britain’s goals. Spanning fifteen essays, this book examines the connected histories of how science itself was governed, ... More

Keywords: Governance, Politics, Science, Britain, Twentieth century, Organisation, Pure and applied science

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090981
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Don Leggett, editor
Nazarbayev University

Charlotte Sleigh, editor

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Scientific governance: an introduction

Don Leggett and Charlotte Sleigh

Part I Governance of science

Part II Governance by science

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