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Title:Government, Universities and the HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council): A Perspective on the Past and Present
Authors:Chisholm, Linda
Morrow, Sean
Year:2007
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Issue:63
Pages:45-67
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:research centres
universities
research
financing
science and technology policy
Bibliography/Research
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/transformation/v063/63.1chisholm.pdf
Abstract:The article considers the history of the Human Sciences Research Council's (HSRC) relationship with government and universities in South Africa in three periods (1917-1945, 1945-1990 and 1990-2005), characterizing the first as relatively harmonious, the second as conflictual and the third as uneasy. Underpinning this relationship is the nature of the funding of research in universities and entities such as the HSRC. This the article explores from its foundation to the current period, linking a discussion of it to the degree of independence of researchers and as mediating its relationships with government and universities. The article uses secondary sources to develop the argument and ends with a plea for the history of the HSRC to be written. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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