First Looks: Summer 2016

William Bonvillian discusses his article “Donald Trump’s Voters and the Decline of American Manufacturing” from the Summer 2016 issue.

Donald Trump’s Voters and the Decline of American Manufacturing

The United States ignores the manufacturing sector at the expense of its innovation system and working class communities. The political ramifications could be enormous.

Four Book Reviews

Science Policy Up Close, by John H. Marburger III, edited by Robert P. Crease (reviewed by Mark Schaefer); Video Games Around the World, edited by Mark J. P. Wolf (Harry Brammer); The Cunning of Uncertainty, by Helga Nowotny (Jack Stilgoe); A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control, by Wendell Wallach (Eleonore Pauwels).

Reshaping Space Policies to Meet Global Trends

With more countries and private companies expanding their activities in space, the US government must reshape its space agencies and policies. Cooperation and catalysis will be key.


Challenges raised by gene editing; Regulating genetic research and applications; Assessing the platform economy; Data-driven science policy.

Perspective: Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement

Table of Contents for the Summer 2016 issue

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