While the scientific community has already for centuries collaborated across borders, science policy and funding are predominantly decided at a national level. Over the past decades, European-level science policy and funding mechanisms have developed, supporting collaboration and competition beyond the national level. A new book edited by Wedlin and Nedeva analyzes the recent expansion of the European Union’s (EU) science policy. It builds on the authors’ earlier work on organization and integration of European science (e.g. Luukkonen and Nedeva 2010; Nedeva 2013) and brings together contributions from political science, sociology of science, and organization studies.

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In Chapter 2, Nedeva and Wedlin elaborate their earlier idea on transformation from ‘Science in Europe’ to ‘European Science’ (Nedeva and Stampfer 2012). They interpret this change as a transition between two relatively stable...

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