Book ID: CBB815737768

Legitimizing Science: National and Global Public (1800-2010) (2015)


Münte, Peter (Editor)
Franzmann, Andreas (Editor)
Jansen, Axel (Editor)

Campus Verlag

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 333 pages
Language: English

Since the founding in 1660 of the Royal Society, London, scientists engaging in experimental research have sought to establish a base for exploratory work in communities and their political institutions. This connection between science and the national state has only grown stronger during the past two centuries. Here, historians, sociologists, and jurists discuss the history of that relationship since 1800, asking such key questions as how have scientists conceived of the national setting for their transnational work in the past, and how do they situate their work in the context of globalization? Taken together, the essays reveal that while nineteenth-century scientists in many countries felt they had to fight for public recognition of their work, the twentieth century witnessed the national endorsement and planning of science. With essays ranging from an analysis of speeches by nineteenth-century German university presidents to the state of science in the context of European integration, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the public and political role of science and its institutions in the past, present, and future.

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Review Jan Surman (2017) Review of "Legitimizing Science: National and Global Public (1800-2010)". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 480-482). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Sandvik, Pål Thonstad
Krause, Kelly
Mazzeo, Marco
Espen Storli
Daggett, Cara New
Jacques Ayer
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Social Studies of Science
Public Understanding of Science
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Éditions Favre
University of Chicago Press
UBC Press
The College of William and Mary
Palgrave Macmillan
Science and politics
Public understanding of science
Science and society
Science education and teaching
Marres, Noortje
Latour, Bruno
Hitler, Adolf
Darwin, Charles Robert
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
18th century
17th century
United States
Geneva (Switzerland)
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
Zoologischer Garten Berlin

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