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Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Sheila Slaughter
  3. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Part I: Academic Capitalism Revisited
  1. 1. Academic Capitalism in Theory and Research
  2. Brendan Cantwell, Ilkka Kauppinen
  3. pp. 3-9
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  1. 2. Retheorizing Academic Capitalism: Actors, Mechanisms, Fields, and Networks
  2. Sheila Slaughter
  3. pp. 10-32
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  1. 3. University Revolutions and Academic Capitalism: A Historical Perspective
  2. Jussi Välimaa
  3. pp. 33-54
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  1. 4. Exploring the Academic Capitalist Time Regime
  2. Judith Walker
  3. pp. 55-73
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  1. 5. Learning to Litigate: University Patents in the Knowledge Economy
  2. Jacob H. Rooksby, Brian Pusser
  3. pp. 74-93
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  1. 6. Academic Capitalism and Practical Activity: Extending the Research Program
  2. Keijo Räsänen
  3. pp. 94-112
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  1. 7. Extending Academic Capitalism by Foregrounding Academic Labor
  2. Gary Rhoades
  3. pp. 113-134
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  1. Part II: Academic Capitalism and Globalization
  1. 8. The Global Enterprise of Higher Education
  2. Ilkka Kauppinen, Brendan Cantwell
  3. pp. 137-146
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  1. 9. Transnationalization of Academic Capitalism through Global Production Networks
  2. Ilkka Kauppinen, Brendan Cantwell
  3. pp. 147-165
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  1. 10. How to Explain Academic Capitalism: A Mechanism-Based Approach
  2. Tuukka Kaidesoja, Ilkka Kauppinen
  3. pp. 166-186
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  1. 11. Peripheral Knowledge-Driven Economies: What Does Academic Capitalism Have to Say?
  2. Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
  3. pp. 187-207
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  1. 12. Academic Capitalism in Greater China: Theme and Variations
  2. Hei-Hang Hayes Tang
  3. pp. 208-227
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  1. 13. Risky Business: Academic Capitalism, Globalization, and the Risk University
  2. Roger P. King
  3. pp. 228-245
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  1. 14. Developing a Conceptual Model to Study the International Student Market
  2. Ilkka Kauppinen, Charles Mathies, Leasa Weimer
  3. pp. 246-264
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 265-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-277
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