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Author Name:    HAYES, F. Ronald

Title:   The Chaining of Prometheus : Evolution of a Power Structure in Canadian Science. First Edition, Signed

Publisher:    Toronto, 1973, 1973

ISBN Number:   0802019676 / 9780802019677

Seller ID:   69566

HAYES, F. Ronald. The Chaining of Prometheus : Evolution of a Power Structure in Canadian Science. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1973). First Edition. Pp (12),[xiii]-xix,(3),[3]- 217,(3). With some tables & figures in the text. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

F. Ronald Hayes (b. April 29, 1904, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia - d. September 6, 1982, Halifax, Nova Scotia) was Killam Professor of Environmental Science, Dalhousie University at the time of publication.

"The development of a national science policy for Canada - and the priorities to be set within any such policy - have been topics of a mounting debate within government and the scientific community. The questions involved are of concern in every country today: Can governmerits now afford to support laissez-faire 'pure' research to any extent? Or rather, should available resources oe allocated to mission-oriented studies determined by government-established national goals?

Professor Hayes assesses the limitations and prospects for success of attempts to impose a pattern of planning on Canadian science and critically examines the reports of the Glassco Commission, the examiners for the OECD, the Lamontagne Committee, and the Science Council, as well as of several university-sponsored groups. The power of the Treasury Board and other parts of the control system also receive attention.

Most reports on Canadian science policy?have been productions of federal agencies. Of the outside opinions, with a few notable exceptions, analyses and proposals about the natural sciences have been put forward by social scientists. The author, a scientist and former senior civil servant who has had experience in the research and administration of natural science both in the university and government, makes a unique, personal analysis of the attempts in Canada to impose national planning and controls over the historical free enterprise system of scientific research and development." - from the jacket [NOTE :The jacket is not present with this copy].

Preface;
1. Planned Science;
2. Government Science and the National Critics
3. The Apportionment of Policy Control;
4. National Objectives;
5. The Categorical Imperatives;
6. Resources;
7. Education;
8. A Personal Appraisal of the Strategic Possibilities.

With end-notes and index.

Very good. Signed, with inscription, by the author. 40.00


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