Mark Solovey: Social Science Funding under Siege in More Conservative Times

Fri., May. 3, 2013, 12:30pm

Social Science Funding under Siege in More Conservative Times:
The Case of the U.S. National Science Foundation during the 1970s and early 1980s

Mark Solovey, Professeur, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Université de Toronto

Fri. May 3 2013 12:30pm
UQAM, N-8150

During the 1970s and early 1980s, the NSF's social science efforts attracted mounting criticisms from the political and scientific communities. The agency defensive response failed to ward off political scrutiny, which came increasingly from conservative quarters and which during the early Reagan years supported further efforts to diminish NSF?s social science support. At the same time, beneath the social sciences' diminished standing lay a remarkable consistency in the longer history of the NSF's  social science efforts.


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