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Higher Education Dynamics

Enacting the University: Danish University Reform in an Ethnographic Perspective

Authors: Wright, S., Carney, S., Krejsler, J.B., Nielsen, G.B., Williams Ørberg, J.

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  • Uses a national lens to study international higher education reform
  • Uniquely incorporates voices from students, academics and policy-makers
  • Clearly shows what forces shaped Danish universities after the millennium
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This book examines the transformative power and the limitations of one of Europe’s most significant university reforms from an ethnographic and historical perspective. It incorporates voices positioned across university and policy-making hierarchies in its analysis of how Danish universities have been transformed. To do this, the book continually juxtaposes two meanings of ‘enactment’: a top-down view based on laws and institutional power, and a bottom-up view of multiple actors shaping their institution in day-to-day life and in actively contested changes.  By conceiving of the university as ‘enacted’ in both ways at once, the book explores how and why the university comes to be imagined and instantiated in new ways.

The book traces the arguments for reform through a two-decade long, dynamic struggle between international forums and national industrial, political and academic interests over the definition of the university. It discusses which ideas finally became dominant and how this happened. It looks at government reforms from 2003 onwards, and, by means of notable ‘telling moments’, explains how the governance and management of the university were transformed. It examines how academics found room to manoeuvre between contesting discourses that affect their identity and work. Finally, it shows how students engaged with new versions of historical debates about their participation in shaping their own education, their institution and society.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enacting the University: Danish University Reform in an Ethnographic Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1921-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1921-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1919-1
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 329
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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