Scientific governance in Britain, 1914-79 examines the connected histories of how science was governed, and used in governance, in twentieth-century Britain. During the middle portion of that century, British science grew dramatically in scale, reach and value. These changes were due in no small part to the two world wars and their associated effects, notably post-war reconstruction and the on-going Cold War. As the century went on, there were more scientists - requiring more money to fund their research - occupying ever more niches in industry, academia, military and civil institutions. Combining the latest research on twentieth-century British science with insightful discussion of what it meant to govern - and govern with - science, this volume provides both an invaluable introduction to science in twentieth-century Britain for students and a fresh thematic focus on science and government for researchers interested in the histories of science and governance.
This volume features a foreword from Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2008-13.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21 mm
'The wide range of case studies, both temporally and thematically, make this volume indispensable for any student of British science and government in the twentieth century.'
Waqar Zaidi, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Annals of Science, December 2016 -- .