The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations

  • Johan Heilbron
  • Gustavo Sorá
  • Thibaud Boncourt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Johan Heilbron, Thibaud Boncourt, Gustavo Sorá
    Pages 1-25
  3. Patterns of Transnationalization

  4. Transnational Regionalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Gustavo Sorá, Alejandro Blanco
      Pages 127-152
  5. South-North Relations

  6. East-West Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Thomas Brisson, Laurent Jeanpierre, Kil-Ho Lee
      Pages 333-364
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


This volume employs new empirical data to examine the internationalization of the social sciences and humanities (SSH). While the globalization dynamics that have transformed the shape of the world over the last decades has been the subject of a growing number of scientific studies, very few such studies have set out to analyze the globalization of social and human sciences themselves. Arguing against the complacent assumption that Science is ‘international by nature’, this work demonstrates that the growing circulation of scholars and scientific ideas is a complex, contradictory and contested process. Arranged thematically, the chapters in this volume present a coherent exploration of patterns of transnationalization, South-North and East-West exchanges, and transnational regionalization. Further, they offer fresh insight into specific topics including the influence of the Anglo-American research infrastructure and the development of social and human sciences in postcolonial contexts. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this work will advance the research agenda and will have interdisciplinary appeal for scholars from across the social sciences.


Social and Human Sciences globalization internationalization Transnationalization European Research Transnational Regionalization Postcolonial Institutionalization Westernization Sociology Sociology Associations

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Heilbron
    • 1
  • Gustavo Sorá
    • 2
  • Thibaud Boncourt
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique (CESSP)CNRS – EHESS – Université Paris 1-Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Anthropology The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  3. 3.Department of Political Science Centre Européen de Sociologie et Science Politique (CESSP)Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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