Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

Denationalizing Science

The Contexts of International Scientific Practice

Editors: Crawford, E., Shinn, T., Sörlin, Sverker (Eds.)

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Present trends indicate that in the years to come transnational science, whether basic or applied and involving persons, equipment or funding, will grow considerably. The main purpose of this volume is to try to understand the reasons for this denationalization of science, its historical contexts and its social forms. The Introduction to the volume sets out the socio-political, intellectual, and economic contexts for the nationalization and denationalization of the sciences, processes that have extended over four centuries. The articles examine the specific conditions that have given rise to the growth of transnational science in the 20th century. Among these are: the need for cognitive and technical standardization of scientific knowledge-products, pressure toward cost-sharing of large installations such as CERN, the voluntary and involuntary migration of scientists, and the global market for R&D products that has emerged at the end of the century.
The volume raises many new questions for research by historians and sociologists of science and poses problems that are of concern both to scientists and science policy-makers.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Nationalization and Denationalization of the Sciences: An Introductory Essay

    Crawford, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-42

  • National and International Aspects of Cross-Boundary Science: Scientific Travel in the 18th Century

    Sörlin, Sverker

    Pages 43-72

  • Antarctica: The Construction of a Continent by and for Science

    Elzinga, Aant

    Pages 73-106

  • The International Phytogeographical Excursions, 1911–1923: Intellectual Convergence in Vegetation Science

    Fischedick, Kaat Schulte (et al.)

    Pages 107-131

  • Migration and the Denationalization of Science

    Hoch, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 133-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Denationalizing Science
Book Subtitle
The Contexts of International Scientific Practice
Editors
  • E. Crawford
  • T. Shinn
  • Sverker Sörlin
Series Title
Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1221-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1221-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1855-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4174-6
Series ISSN
0167-2320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 303
Topics