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The British Academy Brian Barry prize essay justifying public funding for science

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Public funding for science is increasingly coming under attack. This article explores the normative force of these charges, and the arguments that are available to counter them. It examines two justifications of state support for science: Vannevar Bush's vision of the universal material benefits of scientists pursuing basic research and John Rawls's liberal justification of science funding as a voluntary public good. It argues that both accounts neglect the important political impact of scien...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0007123418000431

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Johns College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Political Science Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-16
Publication date:
2018-10-17
Acceptance date:
2018-09-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
Pubs id:
pubs:939092
URN:
uri:5a7e37d5-9d76-4335-b98a-65e382f5f6fc
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uuid:5a7e37d5-9d76-4335-b98a-65e382f5f6fc
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pubs:939092

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