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Public Universities and the Public Sphere - W. Smith

Public Universities and the Public Sphere

By: W. Smith

Hardcover Published: 19th January 2011
ISBN: 9780230108783
Number Of Pages: 229

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"Public Universities and the Public Sphere" argues that two crises facing America - a crisis of public discourse and a crisis of public higher education - are closely connected. The center of significant public discussion in the United States is located in a core public sphere consisting of publications, associations, and universities that was consciously constructed in the nineteenth century. The modern American university originated in the process that created the core public sphere. Public universities essentially democratized the core public sphere in the twentieth century. Part of the solution, Smith argues in this timely work, to both crises lies in understanding and building on the connection.

Introductionp. 1
The Core Public Sphere: What It Is and Why It Needs Helpp. 5
Why Is Public Higher Education in Trouble?p. 25
Building the Core Public Spherep. 51
The Public Sphere and the Construction of the Modern American Universityp. 85
Public Universities and the Democratization of the Core Public Spherep. 127
Occlusion and Its Consequencesp. 149
What Should Be Done?p. 177
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780230108783
ISBN-10: 0230108784
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1