Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for papers to be presented at the
XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology
on The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World,
Durban, South Africa, July 23-29, 2006.
Full details of the conference as a whole are provided at
In particular, you are invited to submit an abstract for the Research
Committee 23 Sociology of Science and Technology, Session
3 on Commercialisation of science
Feel free to circulate this invitation among anyone you think might
be interested in the session, in the science studies program or the
conference as a whole.
The Call for Papers for this particular session is as follows:
0100,0100,0100- Commercialization of Science: errors and fraud.
Theoretical perspectives and case studies.
0100,0100,0100Science in academic institutions depends more and more on
external non-state funding. This may lead to greater pressures for
'results', in both life and natural sciences. Among other
consequences, normative standards may become laxed, at times
inviting behavior that deviates from generally accepted, "Mertonian"
norms. The session invites papers that treat the use of false
information, plagiarism or fraudulent research and that discuss
strategies to prevent these phenomena. Examples considering the
input of (inter)national professional organizations or institutions that
regard scientific integrity are welcome.
Potential paper givers should send paper proposal (maximum 500
Dr Maarten Mentzel, Leiden, the Netherlands
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before October 1, 2005.
Authors of accepted papers will be required to
register for the conference and to present their paper orally.
Maarten Mentzel, 38 Johan de Wittstraat, 2334 AR Leiden, Nederland
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