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Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

edited by Brendan Cantwell and Ilkka Kauppinen foreword by Sheila Slaughter

Publication Year: 2014

Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a powerful framework for understanding this relationship. Essentially, it allows us to understand higher education’s shift from creating scholarship and learning as a public good to generating knowledge as a commodity to be monetized in market activities. In Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization, Brendan Cantwell and Ilkka Kauppinen assemble an international team of leading scholars to explore the profound ways in which globalization and the knowledge economy have transformed higher education around the world. The book offers an in-depth assessment of the theoretical foundations of academic capitalism, as well as new empirical insights into how the process of academic capitalism has played out. Chapters address academic capitalism from historical, transnational, national, and local perspectives. Each contributor offers fascinating insights into both new conceptual interpretations of and practical institutional and national responses to academic capitalism. Incorporating years of research by influential theorists and building on the work of Sheila Slaughter, Larry Leslie, and Gary Rhoades, Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization provides a provocative update for understanding academic capitalism. The book will appeal to anyone trying to make sense of contemporary higher education.

Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Cover

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Half Title, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

Sheila Slaughter

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pp. vii-x

Academic Capitalism: Politics, Policies and the Entrepreneurial University (1997) was written as an attempt to describe the politics and policies shaping the beginnings of a period of intense marketization for universities in four English-speaking countries. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

The idea for this book was conceived when both of us editors were postdocs at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia in 2011. During that time we worked under the advisement of Sheila Slaughter, whom we thank for helping to provide the intellectually fertile environment that spawned this project. ...

Part I: Academic Capitalism Revisited

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1. Academic Capitalism in Theory and Research

Brendan Cantwell, Ilkka Kauppinen

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pp. 3-9

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, universities were organizations central to modern state-building processes. For example, Clark Kerr (2001) described the “multiversity” as an institution central to the pluralist national welfare state. Over the course of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, broad social transformations have drawn many universities into market activities, often on a global scale. ...

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2. Retheorizing Academic Capitalism: Actors, Mechanisms, Fields, and Networks

Sheila Slaughter

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pp. 10-32

A number of theorists focus on connections between entrepreneurial universities and markets, generally drawing on functionalist, institutionalist, or neoinstitutionalist perspectives that concentrate primarily on higher education as a system or set of institutions within a given country (Bok 2003; Clark 1998; Fallis 2007; Gumport and Pusser 1995; Morphew and Eckel 2009). ...

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3. University Revolutions and Academic Capitalism: A Historical Perspective

Jussi Välimaa

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pp. 33-54

Changing means of organizing the relationship between higher education institutions (HEIs) and surrounding societies characterize the history of universities. Academic capitalism as a midrange social theory aims to offer, perhaps, only one of the possible explanations of the recent changes in these relationships. ...

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4. Exploring the Academic Capitalist Time Regime

Judith Walker

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pp. 55-73

Each of us in the academy chooses how we spend our time. As an example, I opted to invest X number of hours in writing this chapter in exchange for an imagined amount of capital to use within the “prestige economy” of academia (Blackmore and Kandiko 2011). ...

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5. Learning to Litigate: University Patents in the Knowledge Economy

Jacob H. Rooksby, Brian Pusser

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pp. 74-93

Over the nearly two decades since the publication of Academic Capitalism: Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University (Slaughter and Leslie 1997), the model of academic capitalism has become one of the more widely cited conceptual frameworks in the global literature on higher education. ...

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6. Academic Capitalism and Practical Activity: Extending the Research Program

Keijo Räsänen

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pp. 94-112

Policies favoring academic capitalism are received differently across countries and actor groups. The same goes for the study of academic capitalism as practiced in the United States by Slaughter and Rhoades (2004) and their collaborators. ...

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7. Extending Academic Capitalism by Foregrounding Academic Labor

Gary Rhoades

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pp. 113-134

In the US higher education literature, academic capitalism has been largely interpreted and applied to the orientation and practices of professors in research universities, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields (e.g., Mendoza 2012; Mendoza, Kuntz, and Berger 2012; Szelényi and Goldberg 2011). ...

Part II: Academic Capitalism and Globalization

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8. The Global Enterprise of Higher Education

Ilkka Kauppinen, Brendan Cantwell

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pp. 137-146

In the first part of this book, contributors dealt with many theoretically and empirically challenging questions in order to update and challenge our ways of approaching academic capitalism as a theory and studying it as a phenomenon. A number of the chapters also included references to one particular topic, namely, globalization. ...

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9. Transnationalization of Academic Capitalism through Global Production Networks

Ilkka Kauppinen, Brendan Cantwell

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pp. 147-165

In taking stock of universities’ cross-border activities, scholars have argued that there is a growing a trend toward “transnational” higher education (e.g., Altbach 2004; McBurnie and Ziguras 2001; Wilkins and Huisman 2012). Examples include, but are not limited to, cross-border research networks, branch campuses and multinational joint ventures, ...

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10. How to Explain Academic Capitalism: A Mechanism-Based Approach

Tuukka Kaidesoja, Ilkka Kauppinen

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pp. 166-186

Empirical studies on academic capitalism have mostly described the changing relations and blurring boundaries between universities, markets, and states in different contexts. This chapter asks whether it is possible to take one step further, to develop systematic causal explanations of this restructuring of the systems of higher education. ...

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11. Peripheral Knowledge-Driven Economies: What Does Academic Capitalism Have to Say?

Alma Maldonado-Maldonado

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pp. 187-207

Seventeen years have passed since the publication of the first book on academic capitalism, Academic Capitalism: Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University by Slaughter and Leslie (1997), and ten since Slaughter and Rhoades (2004) published Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education. ...

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12. Academic Capitalism in Greater China: Theme and Variations

Hei-Hang Hayes Tang

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pp. 208-227

Education in Greater China—which constitutes mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan—is phenomenal with regard to shared traditional culture, yet its diverse educational systems emerged from different modernization projects in contemporary history. Educational activities and exchanges are institutionalized by diverse academic structures and systems of credentials. ...

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13. Risky Business: Academic Capitalism, Globalization, and the Risk University

Roger P. King

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pp. 228-245

This chapter examines the development of the “risk university” and its potential global diffusion as an organizational and policy template. Risk has long been associated with capitalist entrepreneurial activity as a source of potential value and creative innovation, although in everyday discourse, risk is more generally regarded as indicating possible hazard and danger. ...

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14. Developing a Conceptual Model to Study the International Student Market

Ilkka Kauppinen, Charles Mathies, Leasa Weimer

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pp. 246-264

The rise of the new economy—marked by a shift from industry to knowledge-based pursuits—has transformed the way different groups use, or at least perceive, knowledge and its supposed economic importance as well as how societies value knowledge (Castells 1996; Jessop 2008; Slaughter and Leslie 1997; Slaughter and Rhoades 2004). ...

List of Contributors

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pp. 265-268

Index

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pp. 269-277


E-ISBN-13: 9781421415390
E-ISBN-10: 1421415399
Print-ISBN-13: 9781421415383
Print-ISBN-10: 1421415380

Page Count: 296
Illustrations: 4 line drawings
Publication Year: 2014

OCLC Number: 965160449
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