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The University, Globalization, Central Europe


Marek Kwiek

This book is devoted to the condition of the university under the pressures of globalization, with particular reference to Central Europe. It is intended as a companion volume for all those who combine their academic and disciplinary research with wider interests in the functioning of higher education institutions under the new pressures affecting Central Europe. Drawing on its interdisciplinary nature and the wide range of scholars involved, it intends to outline a useful map of new, often challenging, areas, topics and concerns to be taken into account in rethinking the function of the university today.
Contents: Philip G. Altbach: Academic Freedom: International Realities and Challenges – Richard Rorty: Does Academic Freedom Have Philosophical Presuppositions? – Stanley N. Katz: Can Liberal Education Cope? – Marek Kwiek: The State, the Market, and Higher Education. Challenges for the New Century – Roger Deacon/Ben Parker: The Schooling of Citizens, or the Civilizing of Society? – Tadeusz Buksiński: The University and Learning in a Situation of Depression – Martin Jay: The Menace of Consilience: Keeping the Disciplines Unreconciled – Voldemar Tomusk: Towards a Model of Higher Education Reform in Central and East Europe – Wolf Lepenies: Im Osten viel Neues. Wissenschafts- und Kulturpolitik für Europa – Zbigniew Drozdowicz: Academic Accreditation: a Polish Case Study – Marek Kwiek: The Nation-State, Globalization and the Modern Institution of the University.