Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke


396 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-92779-4

Socio-Historical Studies of the Social and Human Sciences

Shaping human science disciplines

institutional developments in Europe and beyond

Edited by

Christian Fleck, Matthias Duller, Victor Karády

This book presents an analysis of the institutional development of selected social science and humanities (SSH) disciplines in Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Where most narratives of a scholarly past are presented as a succession of ‘ideas,’ research results and theories, this collection highlights the structural shifts in the systems of higher education, as well as institutions of research and innovation (beyond the universities) within which these disciplines have developed. This institutional perspectivewill facilitate systematic comparisons between developments in various disciplines and countries. Across eight country studies the book reveals remarkably different dynamics of disciplinary growth between countries, as well as important interdisciplinary differences within countries. In addition, instances of institutional contractions and downturns and veritable breaks of continuity under authoritarian political regimes can be observed, which are almost totally absent from narratives of individual disciplinary histories. This important work will provide a valuable resource to scholars of disciplinary history, the history of ideas, the sociology of education and of scientific knowledge.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92780-0

Full citation:

Fleck, C. , Duller, M. , Karády, V. (eds) (2019). Shaping human science disciplines: institutional developments in Europe and beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Table of Contents


Fleck Christian; Duller Matthias; Karády Victor


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The rise of the social sciences and humanities in France

Sapiro Gisèle; Fordant Clarisse


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Duller Matthias; Fleck Christian; Schögler Rafael


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Discipline and (academic) tribe

Grüning Barbara; Santoro Marco; Gallelli Andrea


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A reversed order

Dalberg Tobias; Börjesson Mikael; Broady Donald


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Arduous institutionalization in argentina's ssh

Beigel Fernanda; Sorá Gustavo


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Concluding remarks

Fleck Christian; Duller Matthias; Karády Victor


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