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Sisyphus or the scientific communities of Algeria

El Kenz, Ali; Waast, Roland

Abstract:
The development of Algeria's scientific communities has evolved through three different stages.  According to the authors, these may be categorised as indifference, development and disintegration and possible restructuring.  Kenz and Waast proceed to discuss the current status quo of Algeria's scientific communities. They focus on its fundamental keypoints, namely the withdrawal of the state and the ensuing necessary measures to regain recognition, the language conflict, scientist migration (brain drain) and community reproduction problems, opportune niches and accomodating professions, and styles of science and conflicting schools of thought.  The chapter comprises of tables indicating the growth and number of students and degrees in Algerian Universities, the growth of different higher education sectors, publication output as well as the research  budgets in the university sector.     

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Chapter Title: Sisyphus or the scientific communities of Algeria
Book Title: Scientific communities in the developing world
Edited by: Jacques Gaillard, V.V. Krishna & Roland Waast
City: New Delhi, India
Publisher: Sage Publications
No. of Pages: 53-80


Date:1997
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Algeria
Keywords:Scientific Research, Algeria, Research and Development R&D, Restructuring, Brain Drain, Publication Productivity


File Size:195 KB
Rights:Fee was paid for the reproduction of this chapter.
Date Added:29 February 2008


El Kenz, Ali; Waast, Roland (1997). Sisyphus or the scientific communities of Algeria, In Jacques Gaillard, V.V. Krishna & Roland Waast (eds), Scientific communities in the developing world , New Delhi, Thousand Oaks,London: Sage Publications, 53-80