If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Tourism Geographies and the South African National Research Foundation's Researcher Rating System: International Connections and Local Disjunctures

$54.78 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

The function, form and outcomes of research assessment exercises have received considerable attention in the international journal press. However, as is generally the case with 'international' human geographical discourse, the foci of these debates are heavily tainted with the concerns of Anglo-American academics, with the UK's much-discussed Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), in particular, being under near-perpetual scrutiny. The idea of assessing research output is, however, not unique to the institutions of higher learning in the north. Systems and institutions of research assessment are also present in countries of the south. As an example, this paper outlines a rating scheme that has been functioning in South Africa for more than two decades. It is the contention of this investigation that this rating scheme has a range of consequences echoing 'the international experience'. Perhaps most disturbing is the potential crushing of a post-colonial 'South/South African' tourism geography intellectual voice.

Keywords: Research Assessment Exercise; South Africa; academia; geography; tourism research

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616680802643243

Affiliations: Department of Geography, University of the Free State, South Africa

Publication date: February 1, 2009

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more