Vagaries and Politics of Funding: Beyond "I Told You So"

Wolff-Michael Roth


In an earlier contribution to the debates, I provided an analysis of the vagaries and politics of funding in one national agency. The study, which combined sociological and autobiographical texts, showed social science in the making, for the particular appeal of a decision not to fund a par­ticular proposal had not been made. In the present contribution, I analyze the subsequent events, in­cluding the outcome of the appeal and the results of the subsequent competition. I conclude with a comment on the responsibilities of authors and their readers in the constitution of interpretations of texts such as letters to funding agencies and the ensuing responses. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401144


research funding; politics; decon­struction

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