"... Tantalizing reflections on the public understanding of science and how we, in a democratic society, deal with complexity and uncertainty." -- Jay Kaufman, Massachusetts state senator
"A reflective, insightful book . . . How, Weingart asks, can our relationship with government change to one in which we actually trust public agencies and officials to help us know what is dangerous and what isn't. This work is a major contribution to finding the answer." -- The Star Ledger
"Engaging case study about the pitfalls and perils of trying to site a controversial waste disposal facility the right way." -- Gregg Larson, Administrator, Center for Biometric Research, University of Minnesota
"Readers interested in environmental policy, risk, land use and how governments make difficult decisions will learn much ..." -- David N. Kinsey, Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University
About the Author
John Weingart is an associate director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.