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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Chronicles the rise and decline of Ontario universities from the halcyon 1960s to the Common Sense Revolution through the history of its planning association, the Council of Ontario Universities.

Collective Autonomy: A History of the Council of Ontario Universities, 1962-2000 is the first full-length account of an organization that has played a major role in the development of the university system in Ontario. Edward J. Monahan served as the council’s chief executive officer for over fifteen years. This is his insider’s account, enhanced by archival material, of the key role the universities played in planning the high academic quality of the Ontario provincial university system.

Collective Autonomy traces the evolution of Ontario universities over a period of forty years, from the halcyon days of the 1960s, during which massive injections of public funds transformed these institutions from ivory towers to public utilities, through the 1970s and ’80s when universities were downgraded as a government spending priority and problems began to develop. It concludes by looking at the problems created by the “Common Sense Revolution” and the resulting severe cutbacks in government grants to universities. It chronicles the efforts of the universities to preserve their autonomy while expanding their service to the common good, and their efforts to maintain the delicate balance between university autonomy and public accountability.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Chapter 1: Establishing a Firm Foundation
  2. pp. 13-56
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  1. Chapter 2: The Winds Shift: Dark Clouds Begin to Form
  2. pp. 57-108
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  1. Chapter 3: The Weather Worsens
  2. pp. 109-154
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  1. Chapter 4: Comes the Deluge
  2. pp. 155-198
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 199-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-225
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-233
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 235-236
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 237-240
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