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The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge

Liz Suhay and Special Issue of ANNALSSome of today's biggest policy debates revolve around the intersection of politics and science: Climate change, vaccines, fracking, nuclear power, stem cell research and space exploration. Often politics seems to get in the way of scientific understanding, perhaps more than ever in our polarized era.

How do political values and identities influence the communication of scientific knowledge and its reception by the general public, and ultimately science-based public policy? As lead editor of the March issue of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, helped bring together dozens of scholars seeking to answer that very question. The issue explores how politics influences the communication of scientific knowledge, its reception by the public, and the beliefs of science teachers and even scientists themselves.

Elizabeth Suhay

Department of government professor and lead editor of "The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication and Reception of Scientific Knowledge," the March 2015 issue of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

In the Media

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.