Handbook on Science and Public Policy
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Handbook on Science and Public Policy

Edited by Dagmar Simon, Stefan Kuhlmann, Julia Stamm and Weert Canzler

This Handbook assembles state-of-the-art insights into the co-evolutionary and precarious relations between science and public policy. Beyond this, it also offers a fresh outlook on emerging challenges for science (including technology and innovation) in changing societies, and related policy requirements, as well as the challenges for public policy in view of science-driven economic, societal, and cultural changes. In short, this book deals with science as a policy-triggered project as well as public policy as a science-driven venture.
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Chapter 26: The future of science policy and innovation studies: some challenges and the factors underlying them

Ben R. Martin

Abstract

The field of science policy and innovation studies (SPIS) is now over half a century old. Although relatively well established, it is confronted with various major challenges, as the author has set out in previous papers. In this chapter, the author examines what factors might be underlying those challenges. The aim is to understand those factors so that we are better positioned to tackle and eventually overcome these challenges to the field of SPIS.

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