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The World of Science and the Rule of Law
The World of Science and the Rule of Law
By John M. Ziman, Paul Sieghart and John Humphrey
Oxford, 1986, 343 pp

Concerned with the record on violations of the human rights of scientists in the participating states of the Helsinki accords, the authors-a physicist, a medical scientist and a lawyer-are aware that it is but "one small part of a topic that percolates into every corner of politics, ethics and law." They find the record much worse in communist than in democratic countries, but they do not hesitate to point out instances in which the latter have gone astray. Their ideal is "one world of science for many nations," above and beyond ideologies and considerations of national interest.