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Title: HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE NATION-STATE: GLOBAL PRESSURES ON EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Authors: Kwiek, Marek
Keywords: higher education
modern university
welfare state
nation-state
national state
globalization
globalization and higher education
globalization and welfare state
globalization and public sector
public sector reforms
public services
funding
European universities
Keynesian welfare state
modern institution
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 45. No. 1 (2008), pp. 109-128.
Abstract: The two dimensions of the state in transition under the influence of globalization are changes in the welfare state and changes in the nation-state. And both dimensions of the state are closely linked to higher education, especially to its elite segment, the institution of the university: which — in Europe — has been mostly state-funded as part of the well-developed postwar Keynesian welfare state apparatus, and which has been closely related to the modern construct of the nation-state. We are developing here the theme of the modern contract between the nation-state and the university and trying to see how the processes of globalization — via affecting the state — affect the public sector in general, and public universities in particular. Global pressures on both institutions are discussed, following a historical detour showing the modern link between them. The discussion of the global transformations of the public sector is then followed by tentative conclusions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/10347
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