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Towards a political theory of the university : public reason, democracy and higher education, Morgan White

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Towards a political theory of the university : public reason, democracy and higher education
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Towards a political theory of the university
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public reason, democracy and higher education
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Morgan White
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eng
Summary
"[The author] argues that state and market forces threaten to diminish the legitimacy, authority and fundamental purposes of higher education systems. The political role of higher education has been insufficiently addressed by academics in recent decades. By applying Habermas’ theory of communicative action, this book seeks to reconnect educational and political theory and provide an analysis of the university which complements the recent focus on the intersections between political philosophy and legal theory. In this book, White argues that there is considerable overlap between crises in democracy and in universities. Yet while crises in democracy are often attributed to the inability of political institutions to adapt to the pace of social and cultural change, this diagnosis wilfully ignores the effects of privatisation on public institutions. Under present political conditions, the university is regarded in instrumental and economic terms, which not only diminishes its functions of developing and sustaining culture but also removes its democratic capabilities. This book explores these issues in depth and presents some of the practical problems associated with turning an independent higher education system into a state-dominated and then, subsequently, marketised system."--
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White, Morgan
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
New directions in the philosophy of education series
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  • Higher education and state
  • Democracy and education
  • Privatization in education
  • Education, Higher
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Towards a political theory of the university : public reason, democracy and higher education, Morgan White
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The university and the public sphere -- Higher education and economies of worth -- The role of the university in a democracy -- Academic authority, trust, and reliance -- Higher education and citizenship -- The ivory tower and public life -- The corruption of democracy and education -- Implications for policy and practice -- Towards a modern democratic society -- Concluding remarks : communicative rationality and the cultural impoverishment of the university
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ocn961265481
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25 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781138952164
Lccn
2016029948
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961265481
Label
Towards a political theory of the university : public reason, democracy and higher education, Morgan White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The university and the public sphere -- Higher education and economies of worth -- The role of the university in a democracy -- Academic authority, trust, and reliance -- Higher education and citizenship -- The ivory tower and public life -- The corruption of democracy and education -- Implications for policy and practice -- Towards a modern democratic society -- Concluding remarks : communicative rationality and the cultural impoverishment of the university
Control code
ocn961265481
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781138952164
Lccn
2016029948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961265481

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