Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Political Science Canadian

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus

by (author) G. Bruce Doern, David Castle & Peter W.B. Phillips

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773547247
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773547230
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773598997
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $110.00

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy presents new critical analysis about related developments in the field such as significantly changed concepts of peer review, merit review, the emergence of big data in the digital age, and the rise of an economy and society dominated by the internet and information.

The authors scrutinize the different ways in which federal and provincial policies have impacted both levels of government, including how such policies impact on Canada’s natural resources. They also study key government departments and agencies involved with science, technology, and innovation to show how these organizations function increasingly in networks and partnerships, as Canada seeks to keep up and lead in a highly competitive global system. The book also looks at numerous realms of technology across Canada in universities, business, and government and various efforts to analyze biotechnology, genomics, and the Internet, as well as earlier technologies such as nuclear reactors, and satellite technology. The authors assess whether a science-and-technology-centred innovation economy and society has been established in Canada – one that achieves a balance between commercial and social objectives, including the delivery of public goods and supporting values related to redistribution, fairness, and community and citizen empowerment. .

Probing the nature of science advice across prime ministerial eras, including recent concerns over the Harper government’s claimed muzzling of scientists in an age of attack politics, Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy provides essential information for academics and practitioners in business and government in this crucial and complex field.

About the authors

G. Bruce Doern is a professor emeritus in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University. He is the author and co-author of numerous books on Canadian politics and policy, including Faith and Fear: The Free Trade Story, with Brian Tomlin, and Canadian Public Policy: Ideas, Structure, Process, with Richard Phidd.

G. Bruce Doern's profile page

David Castle is a professor in the School of Public Administration and Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.

David Castle's profile page

Peter W.B. Phillips is a distinguished professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.

Peter W.B. Phillips' profile page

Other titles by G. Bruce Doern

Other titles by David Castle

Other titles by Peter W.B. Phillips