2nd Edition

The Academy in Crisis
Political Economy of Higher Education

ISBN 9781138534063
Published November 15, 2017 by Routledge
340 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Nathan Glazer

American Higher Education: State of the Art or Art of the State?
John W. Sommer

I. The Politicization of Higher Learning
Introduction to Part I
1. The Evolution of American Higher Education
Roger E. Meiners
2. In Service to the State: The Political Context of Higher
Education in the United States
Joel H. Spring
3. Federal Student Aid: A History and Critical Analysis
C. Ronald Kimberling
4. Higher Education, the Individual, and the Humane Sciences
Antony Flew

II. The Political Economy of Higher Learning
Introduction to Part II
5. The Economics of Higher Education
Edwin G. West
6. The Economics of Fundamental Research
Stephen P. Dresch
7. Property Rights in Academe
Roger E. Meiners and Robert J. Staaf

III. The Political Economy of Scientific Research
Introduction to Part III
8. Normative and Positive Theories of Science and
Technology Policy
Peter H. Aranson
9. Science and Technology for Economic Ends
Joseph P. Martino
10. Universities and the Training of Scientists
Cotton M. Lindsay
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