Like it or not, popular fiction shapes policy debates
IN FOCUS: SCIENCE WEEK
Science fiction as a potent policy tool
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Despite concerns about using stories in policy, science fiction has a deep impact on policy debates and public understanding, Lindy Orthia writes.
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This week on the Policy Forum Pod, we put science and science policy under the microscope and wonder where it was in the recent Australian election campaign. We also take a look at whether the long-term vision needed to tackle the big science challenges of our time can ever stand up to the short-termism that dominates the country’s politics.
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