Excellence or quality? Impact of the current competition regime on science and scientific publishing in Latin America and its implications for development

@article{Vessuri2014ExcellenceOQ,
  title={Excellence or quality? Impact of the current competition regime on science and scientific publishing in Latin America and its implications for development},
  author={H. Vessuri and J. Gu{\'e}don and A. M. Cetto},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={647 - 665}
}
The current competition regime that characterizes international science is often presented as a quest for excellence. It diversely affects research in Latin America and research in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. This article asks how this competition regime may orient the direction of research in Latin America, and to whose advantage. It is argued that, by relating excellence to quality differently, a research policy that seeks to improve the level… Expand
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