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Zwischen Wissenschaft und Staat? Die Verortung der Ressortforschung


  • Barlösius, Eva


Über die Ressortforschung ist nur wenig bekannt, selbst in der Wissenschaft. Für diese Einrichtungen gilt als charakteristisch, dass sie „auf politischen Beschluss“ (Lundgreen) forschen und sie als „staatliche Behörden“ geführt werden. Davon wird hergeleitet, dass sie sowohl zum wissenschaftlichen als auch zum staatlichen Feld gehören, woraus „strukturelle Probleme“ resultieren. Zur Überprüfung dieser Grundannahme wird in dem Paper eine relationale Analyse von drei Sichtweisen von „guter Leistung“ der Ressortforschung vorgenommen: aus ministerieller Sicht, aus der Sicht der Ressortforschung und aus der Sicht des wissenschaftlichen Feldes. Auf diese Weise sollen einerseits die Bewährungspunkte für „gute Leistungen“ und andererseits die Auffassungen von Staatsaufgaben und von wissenschaftlicher Expertise deutlich werden. Aus ministerieller Sicht hat sich die Ressortforschung dem Primat der Politik unterzuordnen. Wissenschaftlichkeit wird mehr oder weniger als Methode angesehen, um zu einer politisch belastbaren Expertise zu gelangen. Aus der Perspektive der Wissenschaft ist „gute Forschung“ die Voraussetzung für „gute Leistung“ der Ressortforschung, weil diese vorrangig wissenschaftlichen Kriterien Stand zu halten hat und deshalb auch keinen eigenständigen Forschungstypus repräsentiert. Die Ressortforschung selbst gibt als Bewährungspunkt die Umsetzung ihrer Ergebnisse in die (politische) Praxis an und leitet davon ihre Spezifik her.

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  • Barlösius, Eva, 2008. "Zwischen Wissenschaft und Staat? Die Verortung der Ressortforschung," Discussion Papers, Research Group Science Policy Studies P 2008-101, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:wzbsps:p2008101

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