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ERIC Number: ED482063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 49
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Democracy and Capitalism, Academic Style: Governance in Contemporary Higher Education.
Rhoades, Gary
Patterns of governance in U.S. higher education are being shaped by patterns of academic capitalism in a new economy. The past 30 years have seen a shift from an academy shaped by an "academic revolution" to one shaped by a "managerial revolution" of increasingly powerful strategic academic managers. The structure of the academy has changed, and is increasingly being defined economically as "academic capitalism." This paper elaborates on the implications of capitalism, academic style, for governance in contemporary U.S. colleges and universities. The discussion is organized around the basic themes that capitalism is (1) a mode of management; (2) a mode of production; and (3) a cultural system. Each of these themes is developed with regard to structures and patterns of governance in higher education. For each of the three themes, the paper discusses responses to the challenges in the form of mechanisms that build on and modify the shared governance model of the American Association of University Professors. (Contains 78 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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