POLITICIANS ARE NOT TECHNOLOGISTS: TECHNOLOGISTS ARE NOT POLITICIANS.

Published

Journal Article

The view that there are too few engineers in the legislative branch of government is confirmed. It is argued that the lack of scientists and engineers in elected public offices creates an imbalance of professional perspectives which will affect decision making on public policy on technological issues ranging from engineering education to advanced weapons systems. It is also shown, however, that the interplay between society and technology will gradually become more balanced.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

  • Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, Proceedings of the Asce

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / EI2

Start / End Page

  • 162 - 165

Citation Source

  • Scopus