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Science and Democracy Research and Analysis

The starting point for effective action is good information. An important part of our work at the Center for Science and Democracy is research and analysis—reports, case studies, and other publications—on issues of importance to the science/democracy partnership.


The Post-Sandy Resilience of Hoboken, NJ (2014)

Strong political leadership, careful consideration of the science, and evidence-based decisions are making a difference in Hoboken's post-Sandy rebuilding. However, sustained leadership and community commitment will be needed to overcome the city's long history of sidelining science.

More Case Studies

Killer Cantaloupes: Ignoring the Science Behind Food Safety (2013)

SARS: A Pandemic Prevented (2013)


Science, Democracy, and a Healthy Food Policy (2014)

This May 2014 forum brought together experts, advocates, and engaged citizens to explore how science can help advance healthier food environments for communities throughout the nation.

More Forum Proceedings

Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking (2013)

Improving Citizen Access to Government Scientific Information (2012)

[The] public is dying for truth, they are dying for facts.

—Gina McCarthy

Join the UCS Science Network

If you're a scientist, engineer, health professional or economist with (or working toward) an advanced degree, and you support the mission of the Center for Science and Democracy, don't just stand on the sidelines—be part of the team! By joining the UCS Science Network, you will put your expertise to work helping solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time.