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Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education


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Preface.- Introduction.- Chapter 1. Thinking about the Public University.- Chapter 2. The Good Ol' Days: Life in the Public University.- Chapter 3. Universities under the Sign of the Market.- Chapter 4. The Idea of 'Marketizing' the University: Against Magical Thinking.- Chapter 5. The Rise of the Manageriat.- Chapter 6. Teaching in the 'Marketized' University.- Chapter 7. The Student Experience.- Chapter 8. The Fate of Knowledge in the Modern University.- Conclusion: Thinking into the Future.

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Rob Watts is Professor of Social Policy at RMIT University, Australia. His books include The Foundations of the National Welfare State, Sociology Australia, and States of Violence and the Civilising Process: On Criminology and State Crime.

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