Lewis M. Branscomb

University of California San Diego
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

1600 Ludington Lane
La Jolla, CA
USA
92037
lbranscomb@ucsd.edu |  Visit Personal Website


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My focus is on Science and Democracy: exploring the need for the USA political system to follow the same principles that are necessary for successful science: evidence and fact based information, transparency, and trustworthiness. Through the new Center for Science and Democracy of the Union of Concerned Science, we are exploring case studies of the role of science in the forming of public policies, and how this relationship can be improved. I am also continuing my studies of public policies to mitigate disasters of three kinds: terrorism, natural disasters, and mailures of complex business systems.

Citation:
Branscomb, Lewis, and Andrew Rosenber. Oct 2012. "Science and Democracy." The Scientist.
Abstract: Researchers and conscientious citizens must unite against the partisan rancor in American Politics and restore the role of scientific information in policy-making.
URL: http:// http://the-scientist.com/2012/10/01/science-and-democracy
Citation:
Rosenber, Andrew, Pallavi Phartiyal, Grethen Goldman, and Lewis M. Branscomb. 2014. "Exposing Fracking to Sunlight." Issues in Science and Tecnology 31 (1): 72-79.
Citation:
Lewis Branscomb, Ryan Ellis, and Mark Fagan, “Between Safety and Security: The Policy Challenges of Transporting Toxic Inhalant Hazards,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management October 2012.
Citation:
Auerswald, Philip, Lewis M. Branscomb, Todd M. LaPorte, and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan. 2006. Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Citation:
Auerswald, Philip, and Lewis M. Branscomb. 2008. "Research and Innovation in a Networked World." Technology and Society 30 (3-4): 339-347.
Citation:
Branscomb, Lewis M. 2009. "A Focused Approach to Society's Grand Challenges." Issues in Science and Technology 25 (4): 61-66.

Substantive Focus:
Governance SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY POLICY TO MITIGATE DISASTER SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY FRACKING REGULATION