Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy - Morten Levin

Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy

Action Research in Higher Education

; Davydd J. Greenwood

Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood analyze the wreckage created by neoliberal academic administrators and policymakers, before going on to propose Action Research processes that can transform public universities back into institutions that promote academic freedom, integrity, and democracy. Les mer
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Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood analyze the wreckage created by neoliberal academic administrators and policymakers, before going on to propose Action Research processes that can transform public universities back into institutions that promote academic freedom, integrity, and democracy.
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Forlag: Berghahn Books
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 230
ISBN: 9781785338397
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Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy is a welcome addition to the anthropology of higher education, an area that has received scant attention from the discipline. It is noteworthy, though, that the Society for Applied Anthropology has a relatively new Anthropology of Higher Education Thematic Interest Group. In four short years, it has become the largest TIG in the association. There is clearly scholarly interest in higher education policy and analysis and anthropologists have significant contributions to make. This book is an important addition for anyone with interests in this area.” • JRAI (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute)

“In Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy, Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood add their voices to the burgeoning catalogue of critiques of the impact of neoliberal policies on the quality of higher education in Europe and the US. But unlike many such contributions, this work draws heavily on the change management literature and offers a cornucopia of compelling and well-grounded ideas for reform of the academy.” • Times Higher Education

“This is a fascinating take on public higher education policy that will likely intrigue readers with varied backgrounds and opinions about the interaction of public education, economics and socio-political ideas.” • Comparative Education Review

“This is an important book with value for policy and practice in public higher education and, more generally, for rethinking the relation between democracy, participation and education in contemporary societies… The book is not just a space for criticism of the current system, but it seeks to provide a path forward, making change happen by using action research.” • Michela Franceschelli, University College London

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Acknowledgements

List of figures



Introduction: Democracy and Public Universities



PART I: PUBLIC GOODS, BILDUNG, PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, AND DEMOCRACY



Chapter 1. Public Goods, Democracy, and Public Universities

Chapter 2. Multiple Models and Ideologies of Higher Education

Chapter 3. Bildung, Academic Freedom, Academic Integrity, and Democracy



PART II: UNIVERSITIES AS WORK ORGANIZATIONS: STAKEHOLDERS, STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS, STEERING, LEADERSHIP, AND ANTI-BILDUNG



Chapter 4. Work Organization of Universities: Structures

Chapter 5. Work Organization of Universities: Systemic Analysis

Chapter 6. Processes in the Work Organization of Universities: Socio-Technical Systems Design, Networking for Power, and Neo-Taylorism

Chapter 7. Leadership and Steering in Public Universities



PART III: THE ROAD FORWARD: ACTION RESEARCH FOR NEUE-BILDUNG IN HIGHER EDUCATION



Chapter 8. Action Research as a Strategy for Organizational Change

Chapter 9. Practicing Action Research in Public Universities



Conclusion: What Difference Could Action Research in Public Universities Make?



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Morten Levin is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Sociology, he has worked as an action researcher on processes and structures of social change.