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2017 | 53 | 2(212) | 149-156

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Science of science at Sussex University


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Naukoznawstwo na Uniwersytecie w Sussex

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the history of the Science Policy Research Unit and place it within the broader framework of the University of Sussex and the intellectual context of the period. This brief introduction helps to understand the origins of the Unit and the role played by such figures as Chris Freeman, Geoffrey Oldham, Jackie Fuller, and Roy MacLeod. The description of intellectual context includes the influence of sociological approaches to science which were strong in the second half of the 20th century.
Celem artykułu jest omówienie historii jednostki badawcze Science Policy Research Unit, wskazanie jej miejsca i sposobu funkcjonowania w ramach struktur Uniwersytetu w Sussex oraz przedstawienie kontekstu „intelektualnego” towarzyszącego jej powstaniu. To krótkie wprowadzenie pozwala zrozumieć genezę powstania jednostki oraz rolę jaką odgrywali w niej m.in. Chris Freeman, Geoffrey Oldham, Jackie Fuller, czy Roy MacLeod. Opis kontekstu „intelektualnego” dotyczy głównie wpływu podejść socjologicznych na naukę, które były szczególnie silne w drugiej połowie 20. wieku.







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  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University, England


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