ERIC Number: ED338188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
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Corporate Liberalism, Finance Hegemony, and Central State Intervention in the Reconstruction of American Higher Education.
Barrow, Clyde W.
This paper suggests that contemporary educational historians have failed to appreciate the extent to which the institutional response to industrialism was actively induced by the financial hegemony of the new corporate elite and simultaneously advanced by the emerging authority of the central state. Further, it argues that progressive era higher education reforms should be viewed as part of a broader corporate reconstruction movement that worked in partnership with central state managers to implement a corporate liberal agenda. The approach challenges state capacity theory by suggesting that a weak state organization was highly effective in facilitating reform precisely because it furthered institutional tendencies that were already being induced by private capital allocations in higher education. Contains 112 references. (Author/GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Corporate Support, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational History, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Institutional Survival, Liberalism, Modernization, Organizational Change, Political Influences, Private Financial Support, Socioeconomic Influences, State Action
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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