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Publisher Description

The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ... the Fonterra botulism scare ... the Christchurch earthquakes – in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.

What is the first duty of scientists in a crisis – to the government, to their employer, or to the wider public desperate for information? And what if these different objectives clash?

In this penetrating BWB Text, leading scientist Shaun Hendy finds that in New Zealand, the public obligation of the scientist is often far from clear and that there have been many disturbing instances of scientists being silenced. Experts who have information the public seeks, he finds, have been prevented from speaking out. His own experiences have led him to conclude that New Zealanders have few scientific institutions that feel secure enough to criticise the government of the day.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2016
May 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bridget Williams Books
SELLER
Bridget Williams Books Ltd
SIZE
1.1
MB

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