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Scrutinising Science

The Changing UK Government of Science

  • Rebecca Boden
  • Deborah Cox
  • Maria Nedeva
  • Katharine Barker

Part of the Transforming Government book series (TRGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 1-27
  3. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 28-46
  4. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 47-74
  5. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 75-108
  6. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 109-135
  7. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 136-156
  8. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 157-184
  9. Rebecca Boden, Deborah Cox, Maria Nedeva, Katharine Barker
    Pages 185-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 194-209

About this book

Introduction

By the 1980s, UK government research laboratories were an often quirky but always essential part of the state sector. In one of the most radical experiments in the organization and management of scientific research attempted in the UK, successive Conservative governments sought to reform these laboratories by applying the market-based solution of 'New Public Management'. Scrutinising Science explores and critiques that reform process by examining the laboratories' new organizational forms, the new visions of what science is for implicit in the reform agenda and the new forms of scientific knowledge production that have arisen as a consequence.

Keywords

government public management science

Authors and affiliations

  • Rebecca Boden
    • 1
  • Deborah Cox
    • 2
  • Maria Nedeva
    • 2
  • Katharine Barker
    • 2
  1. 1.Bristol Business SchoolUniversity of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.PRESTUniversity of ManchesterUK

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