European and American University since 1800 by Sheldon Rothblatt
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European and American University since 1800
By Sheldon Rothblatt

The European and American University since 1800

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European and American University since 1800 by Sheldon Rothblatt

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Universities 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521431651
ISBN-10: 0521431654
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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