Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University - Routledge Research in Education (Paperback)
  • Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University - Routledge Research in Education (Paperback)
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Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University - Routledge Research in Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 09/08/2011
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415898010
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"This book is a refreshing counterblast to some of the prevailing rhetoric in global higher education - the rhetoric of markets, consumers and 'delivery' of educational products. It draws our attention to the shifts happening in higher education - not just in our own back yard, but across the globe."

- Marion Bowl, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning

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