The university, democracy and the public sphere

Holmwood, John (2016) The university, democracy and the public sphere. British Journal of Sociology of Education . pp. 1-13. ISSN 1465-3346

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This article takes an historical approach to the rise and fall of the public university, relating its fate to specific developments in public policy. Particular attention will be paid to the United States and the United Kingdom since they are leading the drive the marketization of public higher education in the name of a neo-liberal global knowledge economy. It addresses how the functions of the university and its corporate form are being transformed and relates this to wider developments in the nature of the corporation and the relation between business and citizenship (or, market and democracy).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Sociology of Education on 01/09/2016, available online:
Keywords: citizenship, corporation, markets, neo-liberalism, professions, and social rights
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
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Depositing User: Holmwood, Professor John
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:04

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