If research is to be accountable only to disciplinary conceptual frameworks and methodological requirements that in fact often service ruling institutions but not the “ruled”, more research will succeed in further entrenching such ruling conceptual frameworks and increasing the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.”

Politics of Research and Accountability
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