Verwissenschaftlichung des Sozialen – Politisierung der Wissenschaft? Zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Politik in der Geschichtsschreibung des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Ber Wiss. 2017 Dec;40(4):333-349. doi: 10.1002/bewi.201701835.
[Article in German]


Scientization of the Social - Politization of Knowledge? On a Narrative of the History of the Twentieth Century. The spread of scientific methods and expert cultures in the social, political and economic fields represents a key aspect of twentieth century history. In German-speaking historiography, the "scientization of the social" (Lutz Raphael) has advanced to an influential concept for research into the role of social and human sciences within this development. Exploring this analytical framework against the background of methodological debates, this paper raises the question of how the relationship between the academic and the political spheres in modern societies can be theoretically conceived.

Keywords: 20. Jahrhundert; 20th century; Historiographie; Sozialtechnologie; Sozialwissenschaften; Universität; Wissenschaft und Politik; historiography; science and politics; social sciences; social technology; university.

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