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Rethinking University-Community Policy Connections

Promoting Civic Health Through University-Community Partnerships

Global Contexts and Experiences

Authors: Bryer, Thomas, Pliscoff, Cristian, Connors, Ashley

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  • Offers a multiple case study design on conceptions of the citizen around the world and on the role of universities in communities
  • Presents findings from in depth of interviews with university leaders and stakeholders, including community members, students, professors, and staff 
  • Analyses multiple universities in the United States, South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia, as well as Western, Central and Eastern Europe                                                                                               Appeals to students and scholars of political science, public affairs/administration, and higher education leadership                 
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“In their comparative analysis of several universities from different parts of the world, the authors make a case for the critical roles that higher education institutions can play in building the civic framework in a society.”—Kyle Farmbry, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, United States
“By defining community, discussing how universities are often contested spaces, and covering how universities and students engage their communities, the authors make the case for the future university as one that facilitates civic health.”—William Hatcher, Associate Professor, Augusta University, United States; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Public Affairs Education
“With a rich variety of historic notions, views, projects, examples and policies, the book inspires to re-think current positioning of students, staff and academic institutions in society.”—Goos Minderman, Professor (Extraordinary), University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
This book adds to a robust dialogue about the role of higher education in society by examining the promotion of civic health through university-community partnerships and the role of intellectual leaders, scientists, philosophers, university administrators and students in shaping whole or parts of the world. Our global society faces significant social and environmental challenges. Professors and whole universities have an obligation to help address these issues; how they do so is subject to social, cultural, and institutional context. With lessons from Americans, British, Estonians, Lithuanians, Russians, South Africans and beyond, the authors describe the state of the practice and provide frameworks through which universities and people working within or in partnership with can affect change in communities and civic lives.

About the authors

Thomas Bryer is Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, USA, Visiting Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, and Edge Hill University, United Kingdom. He is a Fulbright Specialist.
Cristian Pliscoff is Associate Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Government and Public Management, University of Chile, Chile. 
Ashley Connors is a researcher in Public Affairs, College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida, USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Civic Health Through University-Community Partnerships
Book Subtitle
Global Contexts and Experiences
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking University-Community Policy Connections
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19666-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19666-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19665-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19668-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 187
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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