Governing Science and Technology

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Governing Science and Technology

By W. Henry Lambright
Oxford University Press, 1976
218 pp. $9.00
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Elegant in concept and style, this is a long essay which skillfully examines the involvement of the United States government in large-scale technological enterprises such as urban transit, space and atomic power. The author suggests that the pluralist, incrementalist and decentralized approach of the "technoscience" agencies, though perhaps well suited to the American system of governance, fails to provide a needed national perspective or an adequately centralized planning process to help set priorities.