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Privatising the Public University: The Case of Law


ISBN13: 9780415677899
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00
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Privatising the Public University: The Case of Law is the first full-length critical study examining the impact of the dramatic reforms that have swept through universities over the last two decades. Drawing on extensive research and interviews in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada, Margaret Thornton considers the impact of the market on students, academics and law schools, documenting how both the curriculum and pedagogical methods have changed. If the passing of the idea of the university is rued, concern usually focuses on the humanities and the natural sciences. In this respect, law has been regarded as privileged because of the virtually unstoppable demand for law places and the willingness of students to pay high fees. And, as this book shows, it is commercial and instrumental forms of legal training that are now favoured, whilst the humanistic, critical, theoretical and social justice aspects of legal knowledge

Subjects:
General Interest
Contents:
Ch 1: The Political Economy of Higher Education; Ch 2: The Market Embrace; Ch 3: Jettisoning the Critical; Ch 4: Governance and Academic Life; Ch 5: Research in the Corporatised Academy; Ch 6: Conclusion