Discourses and Strategic Visions: The U.S. Research University as an Institutional Manifestation of Neoliberalism in a Global Era

Frank Gaffikin, David C. Perry

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Abstract

It is argued widely that the academy today is in the process of significant change—in the institutional assumptions of what constitutes the university and the construction of knowledge and in its relations with the city and the world. This article addresses the evolution of the modern university in the context of the discourses of contemporary globalizing institutions. Further, it empirically assesses the organizational priorities of U.S. research universities in light of the application of these discourses to their objectives and practices, finding that they are playing a key role in the formal representation of the institutional direction, goals, and values of American higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-144
Number of pages30
JournalAmerican Educational Research Journal
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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