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Higher Education Dynamics

Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development

Competitive Advantage in Europe, the US, and Canada

Editors: Slaughter, Sheila, Taylor, Barrett Jay (Eds.)

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This work analyses how political economic shifts contribute to competition within higher education systems in the US, EU, and Canada. The authors highlight competition for prestige and public and private subsidies, exploring the consequences of these processes through theoretical and empirical analyses. Accordingly, the work highlights topics that will be of interest to a wide range of audiences. Concepts addressed include stratification, privatization of formerly public subsidies, preference for “high tech” academic fields, and the vocationalization of the curriculum (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: [STEM] fields, selected professions, and business) rather than the liberal arts or the Humboldtian vision of the university. Across national contexts and analytic methods, authors analyze the growth of national policies that see universities as a sub set of economic development, casting universities as corporate research laboratories and education as central to job creation. Throughout the volume, the authors make the case that national and regional approaches to politics and markets result in different experiences of consequences of academic capitalism. While these shifts serve the interests of some institutions, others find themselves struggling to meet ever-greater expectations with stagnant or shrinking resource bases.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Slaughter, Sheila (et al.)

  • Global Stratification in Higher Education

    Pages 13-34

    Marginson, Simon

  • Blurring Boundaries and Borders: Interlocks Between AAU Institutions and Transnational Corporations

    Pages 35-57

    Kauppinen, Ilkka (et al.)

  • The Field Dynamics of Stratification Among US Research Universities: The Expansion of Federal Support for Academic Research, 2000–2008

    Pages 59-79

    Taylor, Barrett J.

  • The Crème de la Crème: Stratification and Accumulative Advantage Within US Private Research Universities

    Pages 81-101

    Rosinger, Kelly O. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development
Book Subtitle
Competitive Advantage in Europe, the US, and Canada
Editors
  • Sheila Slaughter
  • Barrett Jay Taylor
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21512-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21512-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21511-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35521-4
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 360
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