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Pielke, Roger; Linnér, Björn-Ola – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2019
This paper critiques the so-called "Green Revolution" as a political myth of averted famine. A "political myth," among other functions, reflects a narrative structure that characterizes understandings of causality between policy action and outcome. As such, the details of a particular political myth elevate certain policy…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Natural Disasters, Criticism, Conservation (Environment)
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Pettersson, Ingemar – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2018
The paper examines the introduction of the so-called professor's privilege in Sweden in the 1940s and shows how this legal principle for university patents emerged out of reforms of techno-science and the patent law around World War II. These political processes prompted questions concerning the nature and functions of university research: How is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Property, Science and Society
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Sejersen, Nadja; Hansen, Janus – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2018
This paper examines the potential pitfalls for academic research associated with goal displacements in the implementation of goals and indicators of research commercialization. We ask why patenting has come to serve as the key policy indicator of innovative capacity and what consequences this has for the organization of academic research. To…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Intellectual Property, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries
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Amanatidou, Effie; Cunningham, Paul; Gök, Abdullah; Garefi, Ioanna – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
Grand challenges stress the importance of multi-disciplinary research, a multi-actor approach in examining the current state of affairs and exploring possible solutions, multi-level governance and policy coordination across geographical boundaries and policy areas, and a policy environment for enabling change both in science and technology and in…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Policy Analysis, Institutional Mission, Educational Policy
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Taubert, Niels C. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
This article analyzes the transformation of "Minerva" from an intellectual towards a scholarly journal by making use of bibliometric methods. The aim is to provide some empirical insights that help to understand what properties of the journal changed in the course of this transformation process. "Minerva" was one of the first journals that…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Journal Articles, Scholarship, Bibliometrics
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Aronova, Elena – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
The Congress for Cultural Freedom is remembered as a paramount example of the "cultural cold wars." In this paper, I discuss the ways in which this powerful transnational organization sought to promote "science studies" as a distinct--and politically relevant--area of expertise, and part of the CCF broader agenda to offer a renewed framework for…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Periodicals, International Organizations, Sciences
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Whitley, Richard – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
Despite major changes in the governance of universities overtly intended to transform them into authoritatively integrated collectivities, the extent of their organisational actorhood remains quite limited and varied between OECD countries. This is because of inherent limitations to the managerial direction and control of research and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Sciences, Science Education
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Santiago, Rui; Carvalho, Teresa – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
In Portugal, as elsewhere, the rhetoric of managerialism in higher education is becoming firmly entrenched in the governmental policymakers' discourse and has been widely disseminated across the institutional landscape. Managerialism is an important ideological support of New Public Management policies and can be classified as a narrative of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Educational Policy
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Elzinga, Aant – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
When the journal "Minerva" was founded in 1962, science and higher educational issues were high on the agenda, lending impetus to the interdisciplinary field of "Science Studies" "qua" "Science Policy Studies." As government expenditures for promoting various branches of science increased dramatically on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, International Organizations, Measurement Techniques
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Whitley, Richard – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
Major changes in the governance of higher education and the public sciences have taken place over the past 40 or so years in many OECD countries. These have affected the nature of authority relationships governing research priorities and the evaluation of results. In particular, the increasing exogeneity, formalisation and substantive nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Governance, Public Sector
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Slade, Catherine P. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
Public values failure occurs when the market and the public sector fail to provide goods and services required to achieve the core values of society such as equity (Bozeman 2007). That public policy for emerging health technologies should address intrinsic societal values such as equity is not a novel concept. However, the ways that the public…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Moral Values, Public Sector, Sciences
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Cantwell, Brendan – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
This article draws upon concepts developed in recent empirical and theoretical work on high skilled and academic mobility and migration including accidental mobility, forced mobility and negotiated mobility. These concepts inform a situated, qualitative study of mobility among international postdoctoral researchers in life sciences and engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Careers, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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Nour, Samia Satti Osman Mohamed – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
In this paper we discuss the interaction between science policies (and particularly in the area of scientific research) and higher education policies in Gulf and Mediterranean Arab countries. Our analysis reveals a discrepancy between the two sub-regions with respect to integration in the global market, cooperation in scientific research and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Arabs, International Education
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Feller, Irwin – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2009
Neoliberal precepts of the governance of academic science-deregulation; reification of markets; emphasis on competitive allocation processes have been conflated with those of performance management--if you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it--into a single analytical and consequent single programmatic worldview. As applied to the United…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Governance, Science Education