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Continuity and change in the politics of European scientific collaboration

Hallonsten, Olof LU (2012) In Journal of Contemporary European Research 8(3). p.300-318
Abstract
Intergovernmental collaboration in the area of big science has been an important resource for European science

since the 1950s. Yet, as a policy area, it has traditionally been left outside of the political integration work of the

European Community/Union. Despite this formal detachment, the political realities of the collaborations often

draw upon and reflect the (geo)political dynamics of Europe. This article reports on a study of two big projects

in the making (the European Spallation Source and the European X-ray Free Electron Laser), and uses two

historical cases for comparison (the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research and the European Synchrotron

Radiation Facility). It... (More)
Intergovernmental collaboration in the area of big science has been an important resource for European science

since the 1950s. Yet, as a policy area, it has traditionally been left outside of the political integration work of the

European Community/Union. Despite this formal detachment, the political realities of the collaborations often

draw upon and reflect the (geo)political dynamics of Europe. This article reports on a study of two big projects

in the making (the European Spallation Source and the European X-ray Free Electron Laser), and uses two

historical cases for comparison (the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research and the European Synchrotron

Radiation Facility). It highlights critical issues in establishing and operating collaborations, relates these to the

broader context of European political integration, and discusses, on the basis of this, signs of continuity and

change in this distinct area of European research policy. (Less)
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European scientific collaboration, big science, international science policy
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Journal of Contemporary European Research
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300 - 318
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Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies
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since the 1950s. Yet, as a policy area, it has traditionally been left outside of the political integration work of the<br/><br>
European Community/Union. Despite this formal detachment, the political realities of the collaborations often<br/><br>
draw upon and reflect the (geo)political dynamics of Europe. This article reports on a study of two big projects<br/><br>
in the making (the European Spallation Source and the European X-ray Free Electron Laser), and uses two<br/><br>
historical cases for comparison (the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research and the European Synchrotron<br/><br>
Radiation Facility). It highlights critical issues in establishing and operating collaborations, relates these to the<br/><br>
broader context of European political integration, and discusses, on the basis of this, signs of continuity and<br/><br>
change in this distinct area of European research policy.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies},
  series       = {Journal of Contemporary European Research},
  title        = {Continuity and change in the politics of European scientific collaboration},
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  year         = {2012},
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