The European and American University since 1800
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European and American University since 1800 by Sheldon Rothblatt
Book DescriptionUniversities are said to be the 'powerhouses' of modern society. They educate leaders and advance our basic knowledge of nature and society. Yet historically they have been vulnerable when meeting the challenges of dynamic industrial democracies or indeed of modern totalitarian states. Today universities are at the centre of society's attention and must therefore balance a great number of contradictory demands and pressures. Can this be done within the structure and ethos of an historic institution called a 'university', or are such institutions now passe and merely part of a bureaucratically managed higher education 'system'? These essays discuss the ways in which universities have coped with complexity since 1800, while retaining their basic 'idea'. Special attention is accorded to the role of the State and the autonomous professions in defining the mission of universities and in their struggle for individuality in the face of mounting pluralistic and bureaucratic pressures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521431651
(234mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheldon Rothblatt
European and American University Since 1800, Paperback (November 2006)
The essays in this book discuss how universities work in relation to other parts of a higher education 'system'.
Modern University and Its Discontents, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Sheldon Rothblatt
A study of how the university in Britain and America has developed in relation to government and society.
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