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Science in democracy

expertise, institutions, and representation

by Mark B. Brown

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Political aspects,
  • Science and state,
  • Science and state -- Citizen participation,
  • Representative government and representation,
  • Democracy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMark B. Brown.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175.5 .B759 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23165008M
    ISBN 109780262013246, 9780262513043
    LC Control Number2009005952


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