Background Papers


World Social Science Report 2013: Knowledge Divides

Background Papers

Social sciences in the Arab World. Research institutions, issues and initiatives – Rigas Arvanitis, Roland Waast and Abdel Hakim Al-Husban

Current topics of social science research in Japan - Thomas Brisson and Koichi Tachikawa

One social science or many? – Jon Elster

Where are social sciences produced? – Yves Gingras and Sébastien Mosbah-Natanson

Trends in social science research in India in recent times - Umamaheswaran Kalpagam

Social sciences in South Asia – Venni V Krishna and Usha Krishna

The state of social science in sub-Saharan Africa – Johann Mouton

Shifting involvements: rethinking the social, the human and the natural – Björn Wittrock

Address by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the launch of the World Social Science Report 2010, UNESCO Headquarters, 25 June 2010