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British universities excel in the social sciences. How much of their success depends on the EU?

Walker, David (2016) British universities excel in the social sciences. How much of their success depends on the EU? LSE Brexit (08 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Some British academics have argued that the social sciences would suffer if the UK left the Union, on the grounds that the EU brings funding and enhances collaboration. But the EU’s contribution to this area is not that simple, argues David Walker. Nor is it correct to claim, as the Leave lobby has, that money currently handed to Europe could instead be spent on UK research. European opacity, an intellectual orientation towards the United States and a lack of hard data on EU research performance make it impossible to be sure how much of Britain’s stellar performance in the social sciences can be attributed to EU membership.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 15:56
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73322

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