Herding Scientists (New ed)
A Story of Failed Reform at the CDC

By (author) Andrew B. Whitford

ISBN13: 9781108824101

Imprint: Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 30/04/2022

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When politicians reshape public health agencies, scientists resist changes and, if possible, leave. Those shifts make it harder for agencies to fight future public health threats. This Element focuses on the tension between scientists and managerial control in the policy process, both conceptually and empirically. It centers on a failed attempt to reorganize the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because many of the gains in longevity and health quality result from the work of public health agencies, public health scientists and practitioners are the frontline producers of public health.
1. Introduction; 2. Scientists,managerial control, and reform; 3. Strategic change at the CDC; 4. Reactions to reform efforts; 5. Data on the views of employees; 6. Conclusion: Herding scientists; Bibliography.
  • Political economy
  • Occupational health & safety law
  • Public health & safety law
  • General (US: Trade)
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