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Beyond the ivory tower : social responsibilities of the modern university

Author: Derek Curtis Bok
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982.
Series: Power and Morality Collection at Harvard Business School.
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Analyzing the reciprocal responsibilities of the universities and the public and the basis of their mutual trust, Bok examines the configurations of institutional power and conflict. Beginning with the traditional values of academic freedom, institutional autonomy and political neutrality, he considers how the university's desire for autonomy can be reconciled with the legitimate demands of state and society. He  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bok, Derek Curtis.
Beyond the ivory tower.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Curtis Bok
ISBN: 0674068998 9780674068995 067406898X 9780674068988
OCLC Number: 8110361
Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Academic freedom --
Institutional autonomy and the demands of the state --
The purposes of the university and its responsibilities to society --
Access to the university and the problem of racial inequality --
The moral development of students --
Academic science and the quest for technological innovation --
The social responsibilities of research --
Technical assistance abroad --
The university and the local community --
Taking political positions --
Accepting gifts --
Boycotts and other efforts to avoid outside relationships --
Series Title: Power and Morality Collection at Harvard Business School.
Responsibility: Derek Bok.
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Derek Bok examines the complex ethical and social issues facing modern universities today, and suggests approaches that will allow the academic institution both to serve society and to continue its  Read more...


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An important treatise. the first serious attempt since Clark Kerr's 1963 The Uses of the University to analyze the role of the university in modern society...The book serves as a starting point for Read more...

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