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Exaggerated Claims : The ESRC, 50 Years on (Hardcover) (David Walker)

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What is the role of the state in distributing research money? How do 'arm's-length' funding agencies relate to public policy and business? This original study looks at the main social science funding agency in the UK, which was established 50 years ago. It examines how funding decisions are related to power. The 'critical' and ‘policy' aspects of successful research bids are discussed. Walker asks the tricky question, why has social science research not achieved a more salient role in state policy formation and management strategy: is the funding agency responsible? Insightful, engrossing and highly original, the book will be required reading for anyone who has written or will write a Social Science research bid and, more widely, for students of power, knowledge and culture.
Number of Pages: 120
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Educational Policy + Reform / General
Series Title: Sage Swifts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: David Walker
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 50628690
UPC: 9781473942233
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3417
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