Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

The Changing Governance of the Sciences

The Advent of Research Evaluation Systems

Editors: Whitley, Richard, Gläser, Jochen (Eds.)

  • Systematic approach to the analysis of national systems of ex post research evaluation
  • Comparative country studies
  • Foci on both institutionalisation processes and impacts on knowledge production
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The establishment of national systems of retrospective research evaluations is one of the most significant of recent changes in the governance of science. In many countries, state attempts to manage public science systems and improve their quality have triggered the institutionalisation of such systems, which vary greatly in their methods of assessing research performance, and consequences for universities. The contributions to this volume discuss, inter alia, the birth and development of research evaluation systems as well as the reasons for their absence in the United States, the responses by universities and academics to these new governance regimes, and their consequences for the production of scientific knowledge. By integrating new theoretical approaches with country studies and studies of general phenomena such as university rankings and bibliometric evaluations, the book shows how these novel state steering mechanisms are changing the organisation of scientific knowledge production and universities in different countries.

In combining latest research and an overview of trends in the changing governance of research, the book is essential not only for scholars engaged in higher education research, science policy studies, and the sociology of science but also for policy makers and analysts from science policy and higher education policy as well as university managers and senior scientists.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Changing Governance of the Public Sciences

    Whitley, Richard

    Pages 3-27

  • The Visible Hand Versus The Invisible Hand

    Engwall, Lars (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • Prospective And Retrospective Evaluation Systems In Context: Insights From Japan

    Kneller, Robert

    Pages 51-73

  • Elite Through Rankings – The Emergence Of the Enterprising University

    Weingart, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 75-99

  • The Social Construction Of Bibliometric Evaluations

    GläSer, Jochen (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Governance of the Sciences
Book Subtitle
The Advent of Research Evaluation Systems
Editors
  • Richard Whitley
  • Jochen Gläser
Series Title
Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6746-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6746-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6745-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7711-0
Series ISSN
0167-2320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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