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Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Sleigh, Charlotte and Leggett, Don, eds. (2016) Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 344 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-9098-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:50906)

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Abstract

Scientific governance in Britain, 1914-79 examines the connected histories of how science was governed, and used in governance, in twentieth-century Britain. During the middle portion of that century, British science grew dramatically in scale, reach and value. These changes were due in no small part to the two world wars and their associated effects, notably post-war reconstruction and the on-going Cold War. As the century went on, there were more scientists - requiring more money to fund their research - occupying ever more niches in industry, academia, military and civil institutions. Combining the latest research on twentieth-century British science with insightful discussion of what it meant to govern - and govern with - science, this volume provides both an invaluable introduction to science in twentieth-century Britain for students and a fresh thematic focus on science and government for researchers interested in the histories of science and governance.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 11:14 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 13:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50906 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sleigh, Charlotte: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1516-9226
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