Exam Review - GOVT 309 Final Essay Question#1"The place of...

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GOVT 309 Final Essay Question #1 "The place of science in American politics has changed significantly since the end of the 1960s, with the rise of new problems of accountability, new managerial strategies, and new challenges to the authority of technical experts.” Discuss, making ample use of specific examples, concepts, and readings from the course. - Before o Autonomous, paternalistic physicians/researchers o Fits “Science Literacy” paradigm (Bauer et al.) Public perceived as ignorant Doctor knows best – accepted by the public - What precipitated the change? o Human Rights Abuse Scandals Tuskeegee Experiments Study of the long term effects of syphilis Black men untreated and prevented from receiving treatment elsewhere, despite its ready availability No informed consent San Antonio Contraceptive Study Placebo-controlled study to test side-effects of drugs with contraceptive properties Oops! Sugar pills don’t prevent pregnancy, holy cow.
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