The governance of science and the research in corps in the United Kingdom between warfare state and technocratic aspirations, 1945-1964.

Author/s Lorenzo Castellani
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/50
Language Italian Pages 25 P. 105-129 File size 155 KB
DOI 10.3280/XXI2022-050006
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The article analyzes the political-institutional history of scientific research in the United Kingdom between 1945 and 1964. This period was particular- ly intense for the development of relations between state and science, with particular attention to research governance and government scientists. The prevalent historiographical interpretation, considering humanistic culture dominant over scientific culture in the political, administrative and economic class of the United Kingdom, has often neglected and excessively reduced the importance of science and its interpreters in the post-war period. The paper analyzes the political-institutional evolution of the research corps, and it enhances the significant impact that scientists and technocrats have had on the British state in the first two decades after the war.

Keywords: government, science, civil service, administrative history, State history, research corps

Lorenzo Castellani, Le istituzioni della scienza e i research corps nel Regno Unito tra warfare state e aspirazioni tecnocratiche, 1945-1964 in "VENTUNESIMO SECOLO" 50/2022, pp 105-129, DOI: 10.3280/XXI2022-050006