CRCRTH649L-01C Scientific & Political Change (SEM) (with Pam DiBona)
Prior to WW II, the US government played a relatively small role in the support of science, especially outside of its own institutions. That situation changed dramatically with the war and the Cold War that followed. We explore how these events transformed the role of science in United States life, vastly enhancing the prestige of scientists, and shaping the extent and the nature of federal involvement in science. These and later developments in the USA and internationally, including the proliferation of new forms of citizen participation and the commercialization of academic research, raise important questions about the appropriate role of science and scientists in shaping political change and the changing meanings of democratic control of science. CRCRTH 649L and PPOL-G 749L are the same course.
Crosslisted: CRCRTH 649L is a crosslisted course.
Registration for Spring 2020 is closed.