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Transforming Science in South Africa

Development, Collaboration and Productivity

Authors: Sooryamoorthy, R.

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About this book

This book is essential for anyone interested in knowing how science works nationally and internationally in the contemporary world. It offers a comprehensive analysis of scientific collaboration and its relation to development and the productivity of scientists, with specific reference to South Africa in both the past and the present.

About the authors

R. Sooryamoorthy is Professor of Sociology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Reviews

“The book draws on considerable empirical material, drawn from national and international quantitative data: historical documents, archival data, bibliometric records of publications … as well as 200 interviews with scientists and academics. … The book shows that, in institution-initiated collaboration, individual scientists are again the main actors. … the book contributes to a better understanding of the current transformations of North–North, North–South, and South–South relations.” (Lynda Sifer-Rivière, International Sociology Reviews, Vol. 32 (5), 2018)

“The first cohesive attempt to provide the empirical weight of evidence to support sociologists’ claims and long-held suspicions about knowledge production and scientific advancement being a community initiative … . should be mandatory reading for policy makers, academics, especially early career academics and anyone with a broad interest in the sociology of knowledge production. … It is excellent book overall that should find a place in local libraries given its contribution to the sociology of knowledge production in South Africa.” (Shaun Ruggunan, South African Review of Sociology, Vol. 47 (2), 2016)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sooryamoorthy, R.

    Pages 1-10

  • Science in Africa and in South Africa: A Historical Review

    Sooryamoorthy, R.

    Pages 11-55

  • Scientific Collaboration: Towards Conceptual Clarity

    Sooryamoorthy, R.

    Pages 57-83

  • Research Publications of South African Scientists, 1945–2010

    Sooryamoorthy, R.

    Pages 85-100

  • Publications through Collaboration

    Sooryamoorthy, R.

    Pages 101-134

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49307-1
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Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49306-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50472-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Science in South Africa
Book Subtitle
Development, Collaboration and Productivity
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49307-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137493071
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49306-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50472-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 272
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