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Palgrave Macmillan

The Changing Face of Academic Life

Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

ISBN 9780230242166
Publication Date April 2009
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Issues in Higher Education

Based on new comparative and analytical frameworks, this book provides a comprehensive and transnational account of major structural developments that are changing the traditional features of the academic profession. It examines the wider changes in higher education such as new governance models, massification and marketization, identity formation, internationalization and globalization, as well as new forms of knowledge production and their effects on academic life. This collection analyses the effects these changes will have on academic careers, and on employment relationships and academic labour markets in Europe and America. The volume includes contributions by many of today's leading scholars within the international higher education research community.

JÜRGEN ENDERS is Professor of Higher Education Studies and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is the co-author with Egbert de Weert of The International Attractiveness of the Academic Workplace in Europe and editor of Academic Staff in Europe: Changing Contexts and Conditions.

EGBERT DE WEERT is Senior Researcher in Higher Education Studies, Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, The Netherlands. His research concerns the connection between higher education and the labour market, organizational and curriculum changes in higher education, human resource management and the academic profession.

Introduction;  J.Enders & E.de Weert
The Academic Estate Revisited: Reflections on Academia's Rapid Progress from the Capitoline Hill to the Tarpeian Rock; G.Neave
New Public Management and the Academic Profession: The Rationalization of Academic Work Revisited; 
J.Enders, H.de Boer & L.Leišytė
Markets and New Modes of Knowledge Production; P.Scott
Policy Change and the Challenge to Academic Identities;  M.Henkel
The Academic Professions in the Global Era;  S.Marginson
Profession, Market and Organization: How is Academia Regulated?;  C.Musselin
The Organised Contradictions of Teaching and Research: Reshaping the Profession;  E.de Weert
Doctoral Education: Pressures for Change and Modernization;  B.Kehm
Work Allocation and Rewards in Shaping Academic Work;  J.Fairweather
Employment Relations in Europe: a Comparative and Critical Review;  D.Farnham
Changing Employment Relationships in North America: Academic Work in the United States, Canada, and Mexico;
M.J.Finkelstein, J.F.Galaz-Fontes& A.Scott Metcalfe
Towards a T-Shaped Profession: Academic Work and Career in the Knowledge Society;  J.Enders & E.de Weert

HARRY DE BOER is Senior Researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, the Netherlands
JAMES FAIRWEATHER is Professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education and Director of the Center for Higher and Adult Education, Michigan State University, USA
DAVID FARNHAM is Professor of Employment Relations emeritus at the University of Portsmouth, visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich, and visiting Professor at the East London University, UK
MARTIN FINKELSTEIN is Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, South Orange, USA
JESÜS FRANCISCO GALAZ-FONTES is Professor of Education at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México
MARY HENKEL is Professor Associate, Brunel University, UK
BARBARA M. KEHM is Professor of Higher Education and managing director of the International Centre for Higher Education Research at the University of Kassel, Germany
LIUDVIKA LEIŠYTÉ is a Research Associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, The Netherlands
SIMON MARGINSON is Professor of Higher Education at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a government-funded Australian Professorial Fellow
AMY SCOTT METCALFE is an Assistant Professor, Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
CHRISTINE MUSSELIN is the Director of the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, a research unit of Sciences Po and the CNRS, Paris, France
GUY NEAVE is Professor of Comparative Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, CHEPS, the Netherlands and Director of Research at the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, France
PETER SCOTT is Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, Kingston-upon Thames, UK  


'Jurgen Enders and Egbert de Weert have brought together an enormously authoritative group of scholars to discuss the changing position of the academic profession.This book will be a major reference point for many years to come.' -Michael Shattock, Institute of Education, London.
'Enders and de Weert move beyond national studies to comparative studies written by leading scholars of the changing forces shaping the academic life. In concluding, they offer a new interpretation of the academic professions' place in knowledge societies. A must read.' - Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona, USA
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