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ERIC Number: EJ847705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
The European Universities, Citizenship and Its Limits: What Won't Solve the Problems of Our Time
Lock, Grahame; Martins, Herminio
European Educational Research Journal, v8 n2 p159-174 2009
This article attempts to weave together in an original manner a number of themes regarding citizenship and higher education in Europe. Thus, the authors look critically at the notion of citizenship itself; its role in Aristotle and in Hegel's state-versus-civil-society contrast; its relation to the world of work or labour; its connection with the concept of "Bildung" ("general edification"); the originally divergent strands of the twentieth-century American assault on "Bildung" in higher education, an assault now extended to Europe, especially in European Union policy and (in a more complex and contradictory manner) in the Bologna process; the marketized university as a psychotic organization; and--a twist in the story--the reaction to some of these developments in the ideology of citizenism, which the authors problematize. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States