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The New Global Politics of Science

Knowledge, Markets and the State

Mats Benner

Science has become a central political concern with massive increases in public investments and expectations, but resources are embedded in a complex web of societal expectations, which vary between countries and regions. This book outlines an insightful understanding of science policy as both concerning the governance of science itself (priority-setting, funding, organization and articulation with polity, society, and economy) and its extra-organizational connections, in terms of higher education, innovation and national policy concerns.
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Acknowledgements

Mats Benner

This book would not have been possible without the generous financial and intellectual support I have received over the years. I have been supported by grants from the Swedish Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, Vinnova, in addition to my employment at Lund University and at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. I have drawn extensively on the expertise and advice of numerous people: Åsa Lundqvist, Cong Cao, Irwin Feller, Al Teich, Naubahar Sharif, Thomas Heinze, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Tania Friederichs, Bob Jessop, Ngai-Ling Sum, Arie Rip, Judith Sutz, Sverker Sörlin, Olof Hallonsten, Daniel Holmberg, Nelson Ijumba, Amanda Goodall, Mary O’Kane, John Douglass, Thomas Kaiserfeld, Jonathan Grant, Alison Wolf, Rachel Parker, Ron Johnston, Stefan Kuhlmann, Erik Arnold, Richard Münch, Dominique Pestre, Gunnar Öquist, Sven Widmalm, Serge Haroche, Andreas Muranyi Scheutz, Mats Börjesson, Romulo Pinheiro and Nina Wormbs, just to mention a few. They should of course not be blamed for any of the mistakes in this book. The staff at Edward Elgar Publishing has been consistently supportive, kind and professional, and many thanks are due in particular to Harry Fabian and Matt Pitman.

This book is for Åsa, Markus, Sebastian and Sofie – my family.

Lund, December, 2017