Power & Authority in British Universities

By Graeme Moodie, Rowland Eustace

© 2012 – Routledge

250 pages

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About the Book

In facing the question ‘who runs the universities’, the authors have carried out over a period of years an extensive programme of interviews, both formal and informal, as well as a detailed study of documents. Their findings are written up in the language of politics – in terms of power, authority, influence, regulation and decision making. The result is thus of value both to those with a practical interest in universities and to those with a more theoretical interest in politics or organisational behaviour.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1 Universities as Political Systems. 2 The Development of Modern University Government. 3 The Contemporary System in Outline. 4 Taking Academic Decisions. 5 Court, Council and Laymen. 6 The Vice-Chancellor. 7 The Bureaucracy. 8 Budgeting and the Allocation of Resources. 9 Challenges to Authority. 10 What Kind of Government? Appendix: The University of Warwick. Select Bibliography. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
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REFERENCE / General