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This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Polish Academy of Science, 2017.

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the history of the Science Policy Research Unit and place it within the broader framework of the University of Sussex and the intellectual context of the period. This brief introduction helps to understand the origins of the Unit and the role played by such figures as Chris Freeman, Geoffrey Oldham, Jackie Fuller, and Roy MacLeod. The description of intellectual context includes the influence of sociological approaches to science which were strong in the second half of the 20th century.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Outhwaite W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa

Year: 2017

Volume: 53

Issue: 2 212

Pages: 149-156

Online publication date: 01/07/2017

Acceptance date: 30/06/2017

Date deposited: 29/08/2017

ISSN (print): 0044-1619

Publisher: Polish Academy of Science