Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University
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Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University by Joyce E. Canaan
Book DescriptionThis volume considers how current transitions in postsecondary education are impacting Higher Education (HE) institutions and subjects in a number of Northern nations, as well as how these transitions are indicative of the wider shift from the welfare to the market state. The university is now considered a key site for training and wealth generation in the so-called 'knowledge economy' that operates in a globalising, high tech world. Further, these transitions are underpinned by neo-liberal economic ideas that assume that the public sector is a drag on the economy unless it is subject to the rules, regulations and assumptions that govern the private sector. This excellent volume - an important contribution to Education as well as Economics and Politics - furthers our understandings of universities as marketable entities as part of the globalized economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415956727
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Joyce E. Canaan
Joyce Canaan is a Reader in Sociology at Birmingham City University. Wesley Shumar is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Drexel University.
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