On one side are those who think scientific knowledge should fundamentally inform politics and technical expertise should guide governmental action. On another are those who maintain that scientists and engineers are just another interest group whose influence in public affairs should be limited. The presentations by two leading science policy scholars from China and Germany will offer new perspectives on such debates by considering the roles played by technoscientific experts in two very different political regimes.
Liu Yongmou (Renmin University of China)
Alfred Nordmann (Technical University Darmstadt)
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