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ERIC Number: EJ821103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Universities in "The Condition of Publicity": How LSE Engages with the Wider World
McLennan, Gregor; Osborne, Thomas; Vaux, Janet
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v3 n3 p241-260 Nov 2005
This article analyses how one institution, the London School of Economics under Anthony Giddens's directorship, sought to occupy the "condition of publicity" that is increasingly a prerequisite for university success in "knowledge-society" contexts. In particular, we illustrate how the LSE has sought to develop a brand and practice that is policy-relevant, close to society, media-savvy and think-tank-like, whilst at the same time remaining impeccably academic. Whilst one goal of the paper is the relatively modest one of giving local texture to some of the general tendencies identified in wider debates about "academic capitalism", "the postmodern university", and the like, we also develop some initial considerations that are intended as a contribution to the assessment of those theoretical themes. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)