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Gerard Delanty

In: The SAGE Handbook of Sociology

Chapter 31: The Sociology of the University and Higher Education: The Consequences of Globalization

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The Sociology of the University and Higher Education: The Consequences of Globalization
The sociology of the university and higher education: The consequences of globalization

The university can be seen as the paradigmatic institution of the public sphere and of modernity more generally for some of the major transformations in modernity have been reflected in the changing nature of the university. It was central to the emergence of modernity in Europe and America and in the twentieth century it was space that nurtured democracy and citizenship in countries emerging from colonialism. Taking a broader view of knowledge as entailing more than science but also cultural knowledge, the university can be seen as the space where the project of modernity unfolded through cognitive struggles, in particular between science ...

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