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Scientists' Conceptions of the Boundaries Between Their Own Research and Policy.

Waterton, C. (2005) Scientists' Conceptions of the Boundaries Between Their Own Research and Policy. Science and Public Policy, 32 (6). pp. 435-444. ISSN 0302-3427

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Abstract

This paper explores qualitative research that aimed to understand how scientists encounter the science-policy boundary in the ordinary course of doing their research. In interviews, scientists sometimes referred to institutions whose role it is to stabilize the relationship between science and policy — boundary organizations as Guston (1999) has called them. Individual scientists, however, often engage in their own versions of `boundary work' between science and policy. The paper suggests that it may be useful to explore the implications of this more individualized, less institutionalized boundary work to understand better the shifting identity of contemporary science.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Science and Public Policy
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 3521
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2008 13:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3521

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