The Academy in Crisis: The Political Economy of Higher Education

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John W. Sommer
Transaction Publishers - 329 pages
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"The Academy in Crisis is a provocative contribution to an important debate....The costs of goverment support for American universities are not negligible. They include stress on some of the core values of universities and of science-vaules like openness, collaboration, and collegiality-and pressure, too, on other central institutional responsibilities, such as the education of undergradutes."

Robert M. Rosenzweig, former president, Association of American Universities

 

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Contents

The Politicization of Higher Learning
15
The Evolution of American Higher Education
21
The Political Context of Higher
45
A History and Critical Analysis
69
Higher Education the Individual and the Humane Sciences
95
The Political Economy of Higher Learning
127
The Economics of Higher Education
135
The Economics of Fundamental Research
171
Property Rights in Academe
197
Normative and Positive Theories of Science
225
Science and Technology for Economic Ends
257
Universities and the Training of Scientists
287
About the Contributors
305
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