Structure and agency in the neoliberal university

Canaan, J.E. and Shumar, W. (2008) Structure and agency in the neoliberal university. Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University . Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 1-307. ISBN 0203927680 (ISBN); 9780203927687 (ISBN)

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Abstract

This 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. © 2008 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA23: Sociology
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:27
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2399

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