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Petition addressed to European Commission for more support of Social Sciences and Humanities

In November 2014 the European Parliament appointed the new European Commission on the basis of an «Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change”. The very title of this Agenda reveals the true challenges of the EU.

It is therefore surprising that the new European Framework Programme for Research for 2014-2020, Horizon 2020, has very little to propose in terms of “Fairness” and “Democratic Change”, or of a new approach to “Jobs and Growth” in these times of crisis. The research programme for Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) has disappeared and its budget been dramatically reduced compared to the previous European Framework Programme. There is no longer even a specific Directorate in charge of SSH research at the European Commission. (...) - avaaz.org

 

 

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The Market for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications

The Market for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A recent research report from Simba Information analyzes the market for publications in the social sciences and humanities.

Dan Strempel of Simba Information has kindly made available to me Simba’s recent report on the market for social sciences and humanities (SSH) publications, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2013-2014. There are not many encouraging signs in this study for publishers, but it’s worthwhile to review the numbers and the structure of the market, some of which may be surprising to many readers. (...) - By Joseph Esposito, blog 'the scholarly kitchen', January 28, 2014

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