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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17T19:07:32Z
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dc.date.issued2009-10-02en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/32426
dc.descriptionAtlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2009en_US
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Policy Actors and Relationshipsen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a generalized yet comparative analysis of national science policy. The purpose of the paper is to attempt explanations for observed differences in indicators in the national conduct of science and technology. This contrasts with, but complements, existing descriptive accounts of national science systems. The method of the paper is combined logico-deductive and empirical. A formal model based on comparative politics is produced and analyzed. An empirical set of indicators of national science, based on a superset of OECD nations, is analyzed. Key variables of national governance are identified; a causal analysis is made to determine whether these institutional variables capture actual science and technology outputs. Care is made to produce appropriate comparative statistics given observable differences in the size, labor force, and economic capacity of nations. A discussion is provided of the nature and interaction of policy preferences versus political institutions in the arena of science policy. Recommendations for the United States and Netherlands science policy are made based upon the model.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesACSIP09. Policy Actors and Relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectScience funding
dc.subjectNational governance
dc.subjectNational funding
dc.titleA Comparative Political Theory of National Science Provisionen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameTechnische Universiteit Delften_US


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