GLOBAL: Social science expanding
In Sub-Saharan Africa, social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya produce 75% of academic publications. In South Asia, barring some centres of excellence in India, social sciences as a whole have low priority.
These are a few of the findings from Unesco's World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge divides. Produced by the International Social Science Council and co-published with Unesco, the report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in more than a decade.
Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. The report was presented during its official launch at Unesco Headquarters in Paris last month.