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Universities in the neoliberal era, ideologies, discourses and management practices, edited by Mats Benner and Mikael Holmqvist

Summary
"The Covid-19 pandemic, the surge of populism, the climate crisis, and many other destabilizing factors in our time, all point at the expectation of trustworthy knowledge and reliable organization devoted to knowledge production and dissemination. However, universities remain enmeshed in economic liberalization and ensuing cultural struggles where their funding, governance and practices reflect market imprints - even academic ideals such as originality, or social ideals such as relevance have been transformed into measurable units and thereby risk losing their historical sway. This predicament is the focus of this book. The book explores the rise of neo-liberalization in academic system in a highly unlikely place: Sweden, a country with a strong social democratic tradition and a long history of state regulation of higher education. As an advanced welfare state with a powerful labour movement and a large public sector, market ideals and practices have been carefully curtailed historically. This notwithstanding, a neoliberal university model has evolved there, reshaping notions of academic identities, institutional directions and notions of quality. This edited collection will be of value to researchers, academics, and students with an interest in in organizational studies, governance, management, higher education, sociology, and politics"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2: Beyond Neoliberalized Research: From Auditing to Reflexive Governance -- Chapter 3: Publication Strategy as Ideology at Swedish Universities -- Chapter 4: Corporations' Invisible Hand in Higher Education: Teaching at Business Schools and the Making of Employable Students -- Chapter 5: Social Media and Higher Education: On the Influx of Facebook in Swedish Academia -- Chapter 6: The Market Liberal University and Its Effects on Academic Researchers - Survey Evidence from Sweden -- Chapter 7: Making Ends Meet: Limiting Factors for Managerial Bureaucratization at the University of Helsinki and Stockholm School of Economics in the 2010s -- 2. Beyond Neoliberalized Research: From Auditing to Reflexive Governance -- The Background - From Endless Frontier and Social Equity to Innovation and Human Capital -- The Historical Evolution of University Governance in Sweden -- The Current State of Affairs -- Conclusion: Research Quality Is Transition? -- Note -- References -- 3. Publication Strategy as Ideology at Swedish Universities -- Introduction -- The Publication as a Commodity: Use Value and Market Value -- Turning Text into "Swedish Kronor -- Sources for Investigating Publication Policy -- Why Should We Publish? What Should We Publish? -- The Market Idiom -- Open Access -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Sources -- Literature -- 4. Corporations' Invisible Hand in Higher Education: Teaching at Business Schools and the Making of Employable Students -- The Making of Employable Students at the SSE -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- 5. Social Media and Higher Education: On the Influx of Facebook in Swedish Academia -- On the Presence of Facebook in Swedish Universities and Student Culture
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (149 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781000861280

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