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MIDTERM Outline Study Guide - 02:37 POL 175 Overview Notes

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02:37 POL 175 Overview Notes Science is an important institution in our political system that has goals…. Discovery push:  this is when new theoretical and scientific knowledge drives the  development of new technology. An example of Discovery Push is MP3 players, this  technology did not already exist, it was created due to the emergence of new  technology. Demand Pull : technology is created due to societal wants. It uses existing knowledge  and combines it to create a technology that will satisfy societal wants. An example of  this is the Armored Battleships that were created in the American Revoluntary war due  to the desires of the public for more advanced battleships.  Difference between Demand Pull and Discovery Push   The first difference is that they differ in their origins. Demand Pull originates from  societal wants whereas Discovery push is solely concerned with the advancement of  science.  The second difference is that they differ in the amount of knowledge required. Discovery  Push requires a lot of knowledge because it goes into uncharted scientific theory  whereas Demand Pull simply combines, applies, or extends existing knowledge.  Political control for  basic research Basic research is not funded by Industry or the private sector because it does not pay in  the short term. So even despite the long term benefits that result from basic research 
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course POL 175 taught by Professor Hill during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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MIDTERM Outline Study Guide - 02:37 POL 175 Overview Notes

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