TRAMES 1, 2, 1998

Jaan Valsiner. Social sciences and little countries: When "big" may mean "small" and vice versa

Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology

Clark University


The state of affairs of social sciences in Estonia can be discussed from an institutional, or from knowledge-constructive perspective. I assume the latter, and claim that the evaluative aspect of where the social sciences currently are is secondary to careful examination of in what ways scientists from small countries (and limited conditions) can innovate their areas of science in ways that surpass their colleagues from big (and affluent) countries.

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