The Virtues of Mundane Science

Kammen, Daniel M. and Michael R. Dove. 1996. The Virtues of Mundane Science. Environment 39(6):10-15,38-41.

10 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2014  

Daniel M. Kammen

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Michael R Dove

Yale University

Date Written: February 1, 2014

Abstract

Kammen and Dove discuss the importance of mundane science, such as the design of delivery systems for oral rehydration therapy or microloans for the poor, and conclude that mundane issues need to be addressed and studied before a crisis emerges in which information from mundane science will be useful. There are a number of ways to give mundane science a larger role in research and policy decisions, including giving more support to academic-industry partnerships.

Keywords: sustainable development, mundane science, interdisciplinary perspectives

Suggested Citation

Kammen, Daniel M. and Dove, Michael R, The Virtues of Mundane Science (February 1, 2014). Kammen, Daniel M. and Michael R. Dove. 1996. The Virtues of Mundane Science. Environment 39(6):10-15,38-41.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2389361

Daniel M. Kammen (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

2607 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
United States

Michael R Dove

Yale University ( email )

Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
203-432-3463 (Phone)

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