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Universities as Political Institutions : Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic and Social Pressures (2020)


Weimer, L., & Nokkala, T. (Eds.). (2020). Universities as Political Institutions : Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic and Social Pressures. Brill Sense. Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series, 12. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004422582


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All authors or editors: Weimer, Leasa; Nokkala, Terhi

ISBN: 978-90-04-42257-5

eISBN: 978-90-04-42258-2

Journal or series: Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series

ISSN: 2542-8837

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12

Number of pages in the book: 336

Publisher: Brill Sense

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004422582

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Abstract

Universities can be viewed and studied as political institutions, especially considering that they sit at the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic pressures. The internal and external environment of higher education brings with it multiple and complex relationships as well as power struggles. Within these contested political spaces, there are phenomena to be studied.

While the field of higher education draws from a multitude of disciplines, some scholars argue that only recently has scholarship focused on the political perspectives of higher education. To better understand the politics and policies of higher education, Universities as Political Institutions illuminates a variety of ways that researchers view and study universities as a political institution, from considering the national and international political pressures shaping higher education to the analysis of responses and political action from within the ivory tower.

The 2017 annual CHER conference in Jyväskylä (Finland) brought together 213 scholars from 30 countries. This book includes a selection of papers and keynote presentations from this conference. The thematic approach of the book reflects the 2017 conference theme: "Universities as Political Institutions – Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic, and Social Pressures". The theme focused on multiple and often complex relations and relationships, internal and external, to higher education institutions. In this context, "political" refers not only to definitions, uses, and users of power but more broadly to a variety of relationships among different actors and agencies responsible for making, executing, or resisting decisions concerning higher education institutions.


Keywords: universities; institutions of higher education; research; institutions (social mechanisms); political institutions; politics; education policy; higher education policy; influencing


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Reporting Year: 2020

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