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Science-Mart: Privatizing American Science Hardcover – May 1, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674046463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674046467
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 6.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #900,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eminently thought-provoking, this book places the contemporary economics of science in a context that combines political economy and intellectual history. A deeply impressive work that contributes to crucial debates. Mirowski never shies away from controversy and presents his case clearly and persuasively in an effective, engaging, and humorous style. (Donald MacKenzie, author of An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets)

Science-Mart is timely and important in a sense that goes beyond a specialist contribution. Mirowski's wide-ranging research addresses a dazzling array of topics, which he situates historically and fuses into a compelling critique that will fascinate any reader concerned with the economic and social dimensions of modern science and technology. (Theodore M. Porter, author of Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age)

An important and intensely provocative book that explores fundamental questions about the political economy of science. Science-Mart challenges us to think more critically, more synthetically and more deeply about the growing commercialization of academic science by exploring the historical and ideological roots of that trend...Mirowski debunks the popular view that there is a linear, lockstep path leading from science and technology to economic growth, a claim that served as the mantra of those urging passage of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980...Mirowski has shown that a political economist can bring significant new insights to the discussion of academic marketphilia. (Sheldon Krimsky American Scientist 2011-07-01)

Historian and economist Mirowski presents a thoroughly researched and sure-to-be-controversial view of the economic and political influences on science policy in post-WW II America. The author traces the commoditization of science in the US--a shift from the Cold War funding by government and military entities to the present dominance of funding by for-profit corporations--making modern American science just another product in the mammoth economy. (T. Timmons Choice 2011-08-01)

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Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Professor of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Smith on November 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Definitely worth a read for any practising scientist or anyone interested in public science (academia, etc.). Given the trend in funding and privatization, I wonder whether this will be the first of many books to come on the subject. The book is up to date and the subject is highly relevant. Very readable if not a little colloquial (and opinionated) at times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stratosphere on August 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Discusses delicate topics that our scientific community needs to have transparent. Although he tends to rant at times, overall, it's worth the time to read.
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