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The design of the university : German, American, and world class

Author: Heinz-Dieter Meyer
Publisher: New York : Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Routledge research in higher education.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz-Dieter Meyer
ISBN: 9781138802506 1138802506
OCLC Number: 957554639
Description: xviii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Glimpses of a New Design 1. Introduction: The "World Class" Discourse and the Perspective of Institutional Design 2. Ticknor in Goettingen: The Discovery of a New Institution 3. Adam Smith and "The Very Absurd Constitution of the English Universitys" 4. Humboldt's Design Revolution: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Part 2: Institutional Learning: Events, Actors, and Beliefs 5. The Migration of an Institution: From Boston to Berlin and Back 6. Contested Designs: Scholars and Patricians 7. Protestants and Philanthropists 8. Centralizers and Localizers 9. Purity or Utility? The Business School in the Academy 10. Fortuitous Idiosyncrasies: How Humboldt Flourished in America Part 3: Achieving Self-Government: Six American Design Shifts 11. Collegial Self-Government 12. Executive Presidents 13. Infrastructure of Independence 14. Hierarchies and Heterarchies 15. From State to Civil Society 16. Shared Governance17. Systemic Design Properties: Autonomy as Complex Self-Organization Part 4: Conclusion 18. Self-Government as Fragile Equilibrium Afterword: Towards "World Class" Managerialism?
Series Title: Routledge research in higher education.
Responsibility: Heinz-Dieter Meyer.

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