The New Global Politics of Science: Knowledge, Markets and the State

The New Global Politics of Science: Knowledge, Markets and the State

by Mats Benner




Science has become a central political concern with massive increases in public investment, but resources are embedded in a complex web of expectations that vary between countries and regions. This book outlines an insightful understanding of science policy as both concerning the governance of science itself through priority-setting, funding, organization and articulation with polity, society and economy, and its extra-organizational connections in terms of higher education, innovation and national policy concerns.
The New Global Politics of Science examines how science and innovation have become truly global, and the consequences of this for scientists, policymakers and citizens. This book provides an overview of how research policies have evolved in different countries and contexts. It also examines how science research has been aligned with nation-building and state-formation, enmeshed in meta-governance, and how this relates to economic growth.
Analysing how knowledge policies have been forged in their specific historical and geographical settings, this book will be an invaluable tool for scholars and policymakers in the fields of science, innovation and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784717162
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/31/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mats Benner, Lund University School of Economics and Management and KTH-Royal institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. The new global politics of research 2. China – the antinomies of catching up 3. India waits – The protracted route to a Knowledge State 4. Singapore and Hong Kong – small, similar but different 5. Why is there no knowledge policy in the United States? 6. The European Union – straddling interests and expectations 7. Europe beyond the European Union: a multitude of models 8. Reprise: the new global politics of research References Index

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