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Calvert, Jane – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
Today, there is increasing concern about the health of "basic research", yet considerable disagreement about its definition. This paper examines the way in which the term is used in everyday practice. Drawing upon interviews with British and American scientists and policy-makers, we identify six different definitions currently in use.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Scientists
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Notzoldt, Peter; Walther, Peter Th. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
In 1933, the Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities was an exclusive learned society, out of touch with modern methods and funding, which had also failed to re-establish itself as a "centre of research". During the Nazi regime, it was at best peripherally involved in the restructuring of German academia. While some of its members…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sciences, Humanities
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Hardtwig, Wolfgang – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
The German Revolution of November 1918 dramatically altered the Academy's view of its relationship with government. In particular, the Academy's Prussian tradition had to be rethought. From initial wariness to grudging acceptance, the Academy came to accept the Weimar regime. This paper studies the politics of the Academy, uncovers factions and…
Descriptors: Humanities, Sciences, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes
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Poser, Hans – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
Despite several attempts, the prolific writings of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz have not yet been brought together in a single edition. Efforts have been hampered by the sheer volume and diversity of the Leibniz estate, and also by changing political circumstances. This paper traces the history of the Leibniz edition as a long-term project of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, World Affairs
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