Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor William Outhwaite
This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Polish Academy of Science, 2017.
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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.
Author(s): Outhwaite W
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa
Issue: 2 212
Online publication date: 01/07/2017
Acceptance date: 30/06/2017
Date deposited: 29/08/2017
ISSN (print): 0044-1619
Publisher: Polish Academy of Science