Politics seems ever-present when it comes to scientific topics and associated technologies, at least in the contemporary United States. It is perhaps most salient in the case of climate change, but climate change is just one of many examples where politics and science intermingle: other instances include debates over evolution, stem cell research, the use of vaccines, fracking, nuclear power, and many others. This multidisciplinary volume brings together top notch scholars working in the social scientific tradition who are studying the "politics of science." Contributions explore three themes: the way in which politically relevant values and identities influence (1) the communication of scientific knowledge and (2) its reception by the public, as well as (3) the interplay of political values and scientific beliefs (and behaviors) among knowledge elites. The volume's contributors represent a range of fields, including political science, communication, psychology, public health, law, and philosophy.