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Scientific Advice to Policy Making: International Comparison Weingart

Scientific Advice to Policy Making: International Comparison

Weingart

Published June 17th 2009
ISBN : 9783866491762
Paperback
164 pages
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Are there connections between the structures of political systems and types of scientific advice to policy making? This volume brings together case studies from the US, the Netherlands, France, and the European Union that provide an overview ofMoreAre there connections between the structures of political systems and types of scientific advice to policy making? This volume brings together case studies from the US, the Netherlands, France, and the European Union that provide an overview of different institutional arrangements, focusing on issues such as the independence and balance of advice. Common to all is the question: Which forms of advice can increase the rationality of policy making without loss of political legitimacy? Contents include: Advisory Committees in the United States The Scientific Council for Government Policy Governing Risks: Designing Regulatory Tools For Pharmaceutical and Food Safety in the European Union Scientific Expertise in Policy-Making: The Case of Work Policy in France Measuring the Stakes: The Dutch Planning Bureaus.