ERIC Number: ED187203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Universities as Transnational Political Actors: Interdependence and Autonomy. ASHE Annual Meeting 1980 Paper.
Spitzberg, Irving J., Jr.
A tentative conceptual framework for understanding the transnational political role of universities is presented. This framework categorizes university participation in a large international political system and an important international knowledge system that is part of the larger and interactive: the institutional, local/national, and international levels. This conceptual framework allows one to examine issues of interdependence and autonomy in a way that illuminates the conflict between these two characteristics. It also suggests the importance of patterns of domination through interdependence in order to understand the dynamics of maintaining institutional autonomy as a political goal. The conceptual framework and concern with interdependence and autonomy led to a research agenda that emphasizes the development of aggregate data and explanations informed by a number of case studies using holistic methods. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1980
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 4-5, 1980)